Collective Hobby Farming

Collective Hobby Farming

  Many of my best childhood memories in Iran are shaped around holidays at my grandparents’ hobby farms. Climbing trees, harvesting fresh fruits, picking and cracking nuts, and living with extended family & friends are some of my vivid memories…

Education for a New World

Education for a New World

Creating a new and sustainable world needs humans who think differently and have the appropriate skills, whereas the education system can play a critical role in developing such generation with the required abilities and mindset. In this post, I discuss…

Unlearning Spirituality

Unlearning Spirituality

I used to consider myself a spiritual person by practice, but did not believe in spirit as an external entity. This was kind of a dilemma for me. Wasn’t until few years back that I got to resolve it in…

Art & Sustainability

Art & Sustainability

When thinking about sustainability, we often consider subject such as waste, energy, technology, economy, ecology and other factors outside ourselves. Yet, I believe our culture is the primary thing that needs to be changed in order to create a sustainable…

Art & Science in the New World

Art & Science in the New World

One can say that our perception and cognition of our inner and outer worlds has two forms: emotional and logical. In this context, art is based on our emotional perceptions and science is the manifestation of our logical understanding. As…

An Alternative to Economic Growth

An Alternative to Economic Growth

Common sense tells us that we cannot sustain economic growth due to the physical limitation of resources on our planet, as I discussed in “The Paradox of Our Time“. This raises the question that what alternative do we have to…

Quantifying the Path to Sustainability

Quantifying the Path to Sustainability

In “The Paradox of Our Time“, I argued that transition to a sustainable future requires changes in our culture as well as our economic environment. In fact, if we look at the history of energy systems, we realize that tapping…

The Paradox of Our Times

The Paradox of Our Times

It is hard to find a business or institution these days that is not claiming to follow green and sustainable practices, yet our environmental impact seems to be only increasing. This raises the question that whether to not we are on the…