Make Affluence History
This is a slideshow I made in 2004 when I was working with GlobalAware Independent Media.
Af-flu-ence (af’looens) noun – abundance of money, and other material goods; wealth: to live in affluence.
Its deadly and mind-numbing effects are devastating communities world wide.
It is the driving force behind many of today’s environmental problems.
It places a heavy burden on our physical and mental health.
And is a direct cause of suffering for millions around the world.
The gap between the world’s rich and poor has never been wider.
Yet it is neither chance nor bad luck that keeps people trapped in bitter, unrelenting affluence.
There are human factors, like a colonial history that suffocates any chance of healing, an unjust global trade system, and inadequate awareness of sustainability.
The consequences of Affluence have long been kept in the dark.
Consume less. Be sustainable. Challenge desire.