Materialism.

Every Parent's Nightmare Is an Elephant's Reality

Sangita Iyer | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Every parent's nightmare: They invade your home, snatch your most treasured jewel -- your two young children. You want to run and rescue your children, but you can't. The truth is your worst nightmare is a reality for captive elephants.

The Higher the GDP, the Unhappier the Country

Sangita Iyer | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Business
Sangita Iyer

As it turns out, countries with low GDP ranked high in the HPI and had smaller eco-footprints compared with nations with high GDP that ranked low in the HPI and had larger eco-footprints per capita. Evidently material wealth does not equate with happiness, but instead creates more waste and pollution.

Behind the Headlines: An Anti-Consumer Guide to the Holidays

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We just saw a cartoon on Facebook of a man posting a "Happy Holidays" sign, and another man looking up and yelling, "I'm sick of all this political correctness! Can we just call it what it is?" How do we celebrate the spirit of giving without being part of the hyper-consumption that makes us feel uneasy?

Fighting The 'Gimmies': Getting Kids Away From Materialism

The Huffington Post Canada | Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living

Marc and Craig Kielburger are the co-founders of Free The Children and Me to We, a social enterprise. They are authors of "The World Needs Your Kid: R...