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Three ways in which IoT is NOT harming the environment

Did you know that connected devices are helping catch illegal poachers, save the bees, and more? Those appplications of the Internet of Things are explained in a great article… with a wrong title.

What is resilience and why it is good for you today

The adjective resilient means (among other things) “tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. That’s an excellent capability to have in though times like these, isn’t it?

Is there a place for computers and digital communications in degrowth?, part 2

(this is the second part of the translation, with some links updated, of an article I wrote in June 2007 on this topic. The first part is here).

Car sharing? It works in Rome, too!

In many parts of Italy there simply is no more room to use cars decently, regardless of their cost or emissions. For this reason, a few days ago I translated into Italian a beautiful post on the Frugal Urban blog about the benefits of car sharing in Ottawa.

Is there a place for computers and digital communications in degrowth?

(this is the translation, with some links updated, of an article I wrote in June 2007 for Rivista Italiana della Decrescita (Italian Degrowth Magazine). Since then, I’ve written and spoken more on the same topic, here and elsewhere.

Dear Green Activists, will you please start to take file formats seriously?

Shortly after its release, I explained why the .WWF file format isn’t a really green and smart idea. Here I answer, with an invite to all environmentalists and green activists, to a critique from Marghe, a reader who got upset because (synthesizing):