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Now Here’s What We Call an Eco-Superhero

Now HERE’S What We Call an Eco-Superhero

Getting take-out in your own reusable container, recycling bubble-wrap properly, and getting arrested – it’s all in a day’s work for an eco-superhero.

Stephanie and Dave learn about climate activism with Extinction Rebellion, sharing quirky sustainability life hacks on social media, and the joy of a 58-hour train trip – from Stephanie’s former co-worker and friend, James Comiskey.

Now Here’s What We Call an Eco-SuperheroFind out…

  • why James is angry and thinks he has a right to be
  • if #AmtrakLife should be your new favorite hashtag
  • why Steve Bannon wears three shirts at one time
  • why Dave proposes we organize a conference for journalists (spoiler, we can’t resist: to “deprogram” the pro-growth bias that’s been instilled in them)


Before the Flood – documentary 

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Avoiding Air Travel and Going by Train

Reusable Take-Out

The One About Bubblewrap

List of Multiple Discoveries (from John’s email about invetntions)

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On the GrowthBusters podcast, we come to terms with the limits to growth, explore the joy of sustainable living, and provide a recovery program from our society’s growth addiction (economic/consumption and population). This podcast is part of the GrowthBusters project to raise awareness of overshoot and end our culture’s obsession with, and pursuit of, growth.

Dave Gardner directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.” Co-host Stephanie Gardner has degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Law & Policy.

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    Nelson Hyde Chick


    Hello Dave,

    As the old green joke goes, only an economist or a lunatic beleive in infinite growth on a finite planet.

    The news that China is now depopulating has been has been shaped by economists as a disaster. Supposedly it is also a disaster for Japan, but Japan seems to be doing fine. Countries depopulating should be framed as an oppertunity to heal the planet.

    There is a historic precedent of depopulation being a benefit to humanity: Ask any historian, and he or she will tell you there never would have been a Renaissance without the Black Plague. It was bad for the people that died, but where would we be today if the Renaissance had never happened?

    Nelson Hyde Chick
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