This week, we acknowledge we are one of a kind.

In a world wanting same-same but different, huge amounts of resources are poured into sustaining a view that is entirely unsustainable. Bigger. Better. Faster. New. New. New.

The sad truth is told in the mountains of waste we produce as a direct result of relentless consumption promoted by institutions everywhere as the single driver of economic growth. There is no escape from the gospel of retail therapy and single-serving convenience as true salvation for our poor tired souls.

In our concrete jungle, tonnes of food, plastic and water are wasted every single day.

Like no other species on our planet, we take more than we need and leave huge messes behind us.

While we might enjoy crystal clear skies today, that is only because the pollution is somewhere else.

The solution lies within the problem. We are one of a kind. Each of has the choice to step back from the crowd and use less, reuse more and extend our resources substantially in the single act of slowing down.

Listing to our hearts instead of commercials is a great place to start.

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Events in our community this week

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2 The 20th Annual RGS Quiz Dinner | The Hong Kong Club | details

2 Hi! Houses | Asia Society HK | details

5 Monday Mindfulness for Beginners | IMI – Integrated Medicine Institute | details

5 Protecting the Elephants of Africa | Ming Hua College | details

5 Souls of the Vermilion Sea | Asia Society HK | details

6 Relax, Breathe and Meditate | All About You Wellness Centre | details

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Coming up

June 8-11 Evolution – Asia Yoga Conference
June 27 Conscious Networking
August 18-19 Brownfield Asia Summit
August 30-1 September Natural & Organic Products Asia

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