Whether it’s the swimwear we buy, the way we travel or the stories we tell, our lifestyle choices can make a small but crucial difference in the face of runaway climate change and biodiversity loss. Artists, musicians, publishers and even grocery stores are rejecting a culture driven by materialistic values and instead drawing attention to the pressing issues facing humanity today. As we look back at a year marked by a new wave of climate activism and awareness, here are the top Landscape News reads on lifestyle and culture from 2019.
A short explainer on how to reduce the environmental impact of your laundry.
Psychologist Tim Kasser explains how to build a healthier and more sustainable world by replacing materialistic values with intrinsic ones.
Public awareness of climate change has never been higher – but could storytelling be key to inspiring greater action?
In conversation with the creative director of a new sustainable lifestyle resort on the popular Indonesian island.
Fish leather, carbon offsets and tree-planting initiatives are seeing these five sustainable sneakers brands help wearers tread more lightly on the planet.
Artist Melissa McGill uses traditional sailboats to speak on climate change, water health and the importance of history to the sinking city’s future.
From handbags made out of mushrooms to polyester made from recycled water bottles, discover some of the latest innovations in sustainable fashion.
In New York City’s Newtown Creek, the return of biodiversity after a century of toxic waters inspires a new street art mural from a duo of Brooklyn artists.
Behavioral science leaders Rare on how to appeal to personal values and emotions, overcome cognitive biases and promote norms that benefit society and the planet.
Landscape News editor Gabrielle Lipton recounts an immersive bath in the temperate forests of Germany’s Rhineland.