When are we going to clean up the mess?

For this month’s environment theme we have a throwback piece by Philip Patston from 2011 – When are we going to clean up the mess?

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The personal environment

I came across an interesting new term the other day – “proxemics”. Proxemics, a term coined by cultural anthropologist Edward Hall, is defined as the study of human use of space and their environments. In particular, the ways that we view our environments and the effect this has on our behaviour, communication and social interaction – something which is strongly influenced by culture.