Visitors take in an art installation titled “Crystal Cloud” on a terraced rice field in La Pan Tan commune, Yen Bai province, Vietnam, on May 22. The project by two landscape designers, featuring around 58,000 crystal beads, has bought different opinions from the public as people are concerned it may harm the natural scenery. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Outside In by David Dodwell

Vietnam, the unlikely poster child for a sustainable lifestyle 

David Dodwell says although research links countries with high social progress to a resource-heavy lifestyle, there are exceptions. The urgent task before us is to redress the imbalance between what we want and what we can afford – by cutting down on waste for starters

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Visitors take in an art installation titled “Crystal Cloud” on a terraced rice field in La Pan Tan commune, Yen Bai province, Vietnam, on May 22. The project by two landscape designers, featuring around 58,000 crystal beads, has bought different opinions from the public as people are concerned it may harm the natural scenery. Photo: EPA-EFE
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