On February 17, 2016, The Independent newspaper published an article on the recent ecological initiatives and analyses of Prof. Sean McGrath and his team. After an interview with Prof. McGrath, and following up on statments from his op-ed for MUN newspaper The Gazette, writer Justin Break presented some of Prof. McGrath's theses regarding "the challenges of consumer capitalism for its role in the ecological and climate crises," the significance of Pope Francis in this discussion, and how to start "'a new conversation' about ecology and sustainability". He cited the importance of the The Future of Nature and The Future, the Arts and Ecology events, as part of the For a New Earth intiative.
If we were to achieve an understanding and appreciation of our duty to life on Earth beyond our immediate descendants, it might lead us toward what McGrath calls “collective self-limitation”, the idea, he said, that people must work together locally and globally to realize “collective ecological action” as opposed to the “individual consumer choices” that capitalism propagates.
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