Saturday, September 20, 2008

Welcome - A Not-Very-Brief Explanation ...

This site is a collection of comments, thoughts, and links to articles on a very specific lifestyle choice - that of... er... lets just call it 'White Space Living', shall we? It's a combination of a few things. So what's it all about? Well, let's break it down into its parts:

Bright Green is one of many flavours of environmentalism, which pursues the goal of long-term sustainability, through radical changes in the economic and political operation of society. The belief is that technology and social innovation are the keys to sustainable development. Learn more here.

Techno-Progressivism is similiar in a way, utilising the same sort of changes but for different goals. It is the desire for the empowerment and emancipation of mankind through technological, scientific, social and ethical change. Learn more here.

Minimalism is a personal lifestyle choice, to minimize the aquisition of excessive material goods, for various reasons such as spirituality, personal taste, frugality, anti-consumerism, conservation, social justice, and even tidyness. Learn more here.

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E-Activism is the method: It is the use of technology such as e-mail, web sites, blogging and podcasts to enable communication, to deliver a message to a large audience, for fundraising, lobbying, volunteering, community building, and organizing. Learn more here.

So is that any clearer?

Well, I hope so, I know it's a bit complicated. 'White Space' is just my phrase for the life choice as a whole. For an explanation of why it's called this, see Why Is It Called 'White Space Living'? You'll probably get a clearer idea of the aims of this site by viewing the 'Categories' box and selecting one that interests you.

So, welcome. Read on, and consider.
 "We must be the change we wish to see in the world."