Learning from Gandhi for sustainability?

Ideas for Sustainability

By Joern Fischer

I’m just reading Gandhi’s autobiography “Experiments with Truth”. This is actually the second time I’m reading this — but the first was many years ago, and I thought it would be interesting to take a fresh look at it.

Needless to say, there are plenty of things to be inspired about when it comes to Gandhi — one of the most notable and influential individuals in modern history. Gandhi tackled some of the big problems of his days head on. He mobilised huge numbers of people around him to fight non-violently for justice and truth. Reading all this made me wonder if there isn’t something we could learn from this for the cause of sustainability. As in: the big problems Gandhi addressed were suppression of Indians in South Africa, and rule of the British over India — the big problem we face today is that we’re seriously…

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