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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 6, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight the fact that cities have prioritized growth over safety, valued concrete over nature, and bought into the myth of prosperity from growth over sustainability. Dave, Kaitlyn and Ben discuss the civic addiction to growth. What would be more appropriate metrics for success than high rates of population growth? Also: Living with your parents is green. So is patronizing restaurants that source locally, and skipping the plastic bags offered in the produce department. Links of Interest: Does Population Growth Mean a City is Thriving? http://www.governing.com/topics/urban/gov-population-city-growth-thriving.html Conversation Earth interviews: http://www.conversationearth.org/episode-list Learn more and explore the issues at http://www.growthbusters.org Media analysis at http://wwwgrowthbiasbusted.org Movie at http://www.growthbustersmovie.org