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Creating a sustainable, green economy

In the introduction post I talked briefly about the three conflicting ideas within the green movement:

  • Green growth
  • Steady-state
  • Degrowth

So, what’s this discussion all about? There’s a consensus that economical growth is the most important root cause when we’re talking about ecological problems. Since growth (the constant increase of material-usage) it’s the root of the problem, it’s also the most important factor to work on. The key to developing towards an ecologically sustainable society lies within changing our economic system. The biggest question however remains: How? Green growth, steady-state and degrowth are the three main topics in this discussion.

I’ll describe these three visions more in detail in this post. At the…

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About leyssensjan

Jan Leyssens is a designer and entrepreneur who strongly believes you can’t turn sustainability into a positive story if your main focus is on negative impact. When designing, he is always looking for the overlap between activism and entrepreneurship, technology and community. His main expertise lies in strategic business model development, Circular Economy, the makermovement, and social innovation. With a background in Industrial Design, Jan quickly shifted his focus towards business design and using the design process in strategic management. Jan is the father of two kids and founder & CEO of Regenerative Design, co-founder of Full Circle, ImpactBoost, and the Circular Design map, podcaster, storyteller, and changemaker.
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