A cultural history of sustainability

In “Sustainability Science in a nutshell”, one of the first posts in this blog, I wrote about some of the key literature of sustainability science and mentioned a couple of more general introductions to the concept of sustainability. What I could not do at the time writing was to introduce you to one of my favourites, for the simple reason that it was not out in English but only in German. This has changed by now, so it is about time to come back to this book. Continue reading


Ideas worth spreading – TED Talks online

TED is a great source for researchers and lecturers alike. It seeks to “make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free” (www.ted.com). By now, more than 1400 talks are available online for streaming or downloading, all of them subtitled in English and many of them in other languages as well. Continue reading