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  • Could you go flight free for one year?

    Could you go flight free for one year?

    There’s no doubt that we’ll only address our environmental challenges by doing things less, and few things will raise your emissions so much as taking a flight.

  • Happy Shopping?

    Happy Shopping?

    With the holiday season around the corner, life can seem like one big shopping spree at this time of year. But where does the compulsion to buy come from? In this guest blog, Clinical Psychologist Dr Vikki Barnes explores the science behind why it feels good to shop and how we can replicate that feeling with other activities.

  • Taking Action at the Apple Store, London

    Taking Action at the Apple Store, London

    With a population of 8 billion and counting, we’re using up the renewable sources of 1.7 Earths. If we continue on our current trajectory, we’ll require 3 Earths by 2050. …

  • The core of the problem: consumption

    The core of the problem: consumption

    At Population Matters, we’ve long intended to launch a campaign targeting overconsumption. At the heart of the environmental crisis that threatens all our futures are our excessive demands on the…