We have to re-imagine our communities…what we have built is unsustainable
If you take climate change seriously, you also have to discuss how to transform society, not just industry but also transforming life in society so that it will keep providing welfare.
I value my kidneys, but I have no intention of selling them. But for some reason when we look at wetlands that function as the kidneys of our ecosystem, they are for sale. There’s something wrong there.
The study of how people chose to use their scarce resources in attempting to satisfy their unlimited wants. This explains both economics and sustainability.
The current economic system is linear and ends in a landfill. In a circular economy you design our way out of the need to dump.
If you come back a year later and they’ve got recycling in the office rather than looking at the main process, that’s a sign that they are not really buying it.
A responsibility mindset – a focus on compliance – is not a strong narrative for change.
Informal exchange is binding, it creates ties, it creates social obligation.
As a society we are currently at 14% energy efficiency – most of what we use we waste. This is the major barrier to development.