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Erika and Dave dig into the more fascinating aspects of sustainable living - including the joy of living sustainably. It’s all about ending our culture’s love affair with “more,” which is not making us happier and is killing our planet. No half-hearted greenwashing here; we share the brutal and joyful truth! Dave directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.”

May 18, 2018

Are human beings too stupid to manage the planet? Just asking the question invokes some misplaced conceit; we’ve wreaked havoc on the Earth largely because of our assumption that Earth is all about us. The truth is, we have no business trying to “manage” the planet. But, the scale of the human enterprise has become so gargantuan, that – in many respects – we ARE managing the planet (managing it into oblivion). In the newest episode of the GrowthBusters podcast, we discuss a Raw Story interview with the great, great grandson of Charles Darwin. One of Chris Darwin’s thoughts is that we are poorly equipped to manage the planet. Of course he is right. Chris has launched an app called Darwin Challenge. He’s also focusing a lot of attention on the destructive, unsustainable nature of our appetite for meat. Listen to this episode of the podcast and find out what the GrowthBusters team thinks about managing the planet, the importance of veganism, and the role of human numbers in the sustainability of human civilization. In the process you’ll learn about a few cool apps, plus the role of batteries, cell phones and air conditioning in achieving a sustainable lifestyle. Share Your Opinion: I’d like to find out what you think we’re doing right on this podcast, and I’d like to know what bugs you, what you wish we’d do, or what you think we could do better. I invite you to join a one-time listener focus group, to share your thoughts. If you’d be willing to give us your opinion, please send an email to and we’ll send you details on how you can participate. LINKS: Raw Story: Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson reveals Earth is undergoing a catastrophe that barely anyone even knows about The Darwin Challenge Go Green & Celebrate Nature With These 5 Apps JouleBug app Transition Network Transition United States