Stop Being Sustainable Ep 02

Is Sustainable a trade mark, a feel-good pill, or a concept to be intellectualised? Living in the consumeristic world, can anything really be sustainable?

The existing system uses words to glorify its ill intention, causing damages to a point of no return. Therefore the definition of “sustainable”: “Causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time.” (Cambridge Dictionary) means that we are no longer in the time frame to apply this word both in concept and in practice - we need to be very cautious with the words we choose to use.

Whatever we aspire to do, may it be altering our business model or going to ethical supermarket, we are still ruled by this damaging system. So where do we go from here?

“Stop Being Sustainable” is a fortnightly in-depth conversation held at the Master’s Tea House hosted by Rui at the main tea table, just like in the Tea House in Guizhou. Each speaker is invited to bring in their insight, knowledge and experience in order for all of us to explore the uncomfortable truths and apply clarity as a torch for us to move forward together.

In this episode, we will join Elyse Peterson @tealet, whose dedication and passion in bringing transparency in supply chain of the tea industry has inspired and influenced many, we look forward to learning from Elyse and we hope to see you there.


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