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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.”

Feb 8, 2019

When you’ve had a tough day and need some comfort, do you go for a long hike and commune with nature, or do you get on Amazon? What gives us joy, yet what do we strive to achieve? Are we in dominion over nature, or are we part of nature? Suez Jacobson (believe it or not, an economics professor) shares why she produced the film Wild Hope, which premieres February 23, 2019 at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.

The film includes Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, George Monbiot and several other luminaries, including Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario.

Host Dave Gardner also engages Jacobson in a fascinating conversation about the shortcomings of college-level economics education. She also shares how she has begun teaching economics.

“The more clearly we can focus on the wonders and realities of the universe around us, the less taste we will have for its destruction.”   - Rachel Carson


Wild Hope film

Wild Hope Premiere: The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), Golden, CO, February 23

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

The Impossible Hamster video

Reimagining Economics 101 – paper by Suez Jacobson

The Greenpeace PolluterWatch Charles Koch University Funding Database


Economists and educators mentioned by Suez who are doing excellent work:

Tim Jackson

Kate Raworth – Doughnut Economics

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer

TEDx talk by Robin Wall Kimmerer