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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.”

Oct 13, 2018

Yes, they are related. Our business-as-usual response to Hurricane Florence last month starts the conversation. (This episode was recorded before Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida panhandle.) Grace and Dave do also share some good news: climate change is getting more attention (of course the recent IPCC report has turned that volume up to 11, and we’ll discuss that in the next episode). 

Also in this episode: Does Dave need to shut up already about using condoms? How reliable are various forms of contraception? A challenge to the top environmental NGOs to start telling the truth about the unsustainability of economic growth. And a politician startles the world by quitting because his government isn’t doing enough about the climate.

NOTE: Dave heard back from Final Straw about his problem getting the cleaning squeegie out of his straw. They informed him he had purchased a "bootleg" product made by someone else. The real Final Straw is scheduled to start deliveries in November.

LINKS:

 New York Timess: ‘It’s Back’: Underwater Yet Again, the Carolinas Face a New Reality

The Guardian: World is Finally Waking Up To Climate Change, Says 'Hothouse Earth' Author

World Bank Video: What a Waste 2.0: Everything You Should Know About Solid Waste Management

How Global Footprint Network is working to improve data 

Living Planet Report 

CASSE challenges NGOs

Final Straw 

The 5 Best Reusable Straws 

France24 The Debate episode about Hulot: Hulot Slams the Door: Popular Environment Minister Quits Macron Cabinet