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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.”

Sep 8, 2017

The Colorado River rarely flows all the way to its delta, and the state of Colorado has determined demand for water will far outstrip supply if anticipated population growth continues. Yet the state advertises for people and companies to move to Colorado. The GrowthBusters team discusses this with Gary Wockner, executive director of Save the Colorado. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has been one of the most pro-growth governors the state has had, in Wockner’s view. But no one is willing to talk about the population growth issue. Wockner raises the issue of having growth pay its way. He shares how a statewide tax being considered to fund water projects is actually a growth subsidy. Growth addiction and our predilection to dam rivers are also on tap. Also: Global Footprint Network’s new footprint calculator. How small does your ecological footprint need to be if you want to use no more than your share of the Earth’s biocapacity? Follow GrowthBusters on Facebook and at http://www.growthbusters.org