We humans put a great pressure on Earth, if we had to carry all our stuff, our impact on the planet would most likely be much smaller
Hiking can teach us sustainability
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Earth carrying capacity is something many talk about, it is about how much the planet can carry before the environment will collapse. It is believed that we on a global scale are close to, or have already past this limit, with our current resource demanding consumer lifestyle – But if we can get inspired by hiking and a new kind of “human carrying capacity” we might drastically diminish our impact on the planet.
There is a good chance we would start to live more in more sustainable ways if we, like some long distance hikers, had to carry all our possessions with us:
Keywords: sustainability, minimalism, re-use, environment, gadgets, lifestyle, weight, less is more, carrying capacity,