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What people of Togo can say about France (3)

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes This piece is the third of a three-article series in connection to the GLEN program I’m enrolled in and has originally been published on GLEN Slovakia’s blog. It has been written while I was still

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Posted in Politics

My internship in Togo and degrowth (1)

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes This piece is the first of a three-article series in connection to the GLEN program I’m enrolled in and has originally been published on GLEN Slovakia’s blog. It has been written while I was still

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Posted in Politics

The collective denial in which we live

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes French version here Denial: Defence mechanism which consists in ignoring the existence of a reality that scares Schizophrenia: Chronic psychosis which consists in loss of contact with reality and dissociation of personality. Dementia: Serious mental

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Posted in Economy

So you want to live more sustainably? Here is what you should expect

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes As part of Global Education program (GLEN), I participated with 50 other participants to a seminar about, among other important things, sustainability. All along the seminar, I realized that everybody was already very much aware

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Posted in Society

Why am I fascinated about zombie stories?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes I am attached to this world. I like life. I like living. I like learning from life. At the same time, and maybe for this reason, I listen carefully to what science has to say

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The Impossibility of Growth Demands a New Economic System

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Why collapse and salvation are hard to distinguish from each other * Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these

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Degrowth and Spirituality

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes The society of degrowth is a shift to a different model of society where economic growth can be there but it is no longer the main goal of nations. It is a radically different paradigm

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About me
I'm passionate about sustainable lifestyles and urban agriculture. I believe that community-supported initiatives and bottom-up policies are key to foster necessary societal changes. I'm an advocate of degrowth, agro-ecology, sharing economy and participatory democracy. Based in Bratislava, Slovakia, I like learning, reading, writing, sharing, hiking, dancing, eating, and celebrating.
Nicolas Giroux
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