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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.”

Dec 12, 2019

We could use some good news. According to the four scholars who wrote A Finer Future, we are already experiencing some of the dramatic changes our system must undertake in order for our planet to meet the needs of future generations. This episode features a conversation with L. Hunter Lovins about the wellbeing economy and how sustainable behavior makes good business sense. Interestingly, this book grew out of a homework assignment from the King of Bhutan.

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Hunter Lovins is President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. She co-founded the Rocky Mountain Institute, and co-authored (with Paul Hawken and Amory Lovins) the landmark book, Natural Capitalism. Lovins consults on sustainability for corporate giants and world leaders. She also finds time to serve as professor of sustainable business at Bard MBA.

This conversation was recorded in February of 2019, with introduction and close recorded in December of 2019.

 

LINKS:

A Finer Future – book, blog, resources

Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies - Study

Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Capital Institute

Club of Rome

The Limits to Growth

The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

A Finer Future report for/by Club of Rome

Happy Planet Index

Global Alliance for Banking on Values

Business End of Climate Change - Study

Green Illusions by Ozzie Zehner

Planet of the Humans - film

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