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More Fun, Less Stuff

More Fun, Less Stuff (Podcast Ep 55)

More Fun, Less Stuff“We need to end the game of Monopoly and start playing the game of sustainability – recognizing the limitations of the planet and building our systems to live within those.” Those are the wise words of Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as If We Want to Stay. In this episode Mike explains why he is promoting the mantra, “more fun, less stuff.”

We’re in a “tailspin consumerist debacle,” according to Mike, and he’s quite sure we need to be “liberated from the materialist cult.” Our discussion includes the American Dream, the voluntary simplicity movement and the role of advertising in our overconsumption.


8 Billion Angels screening and webinar – June 24, 2021

7th Generation Initiative / Sustainability Project 

Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as If We Want to Stay – by Mike Nickerson

Eco-Village project

A Strategy for Long Term Well-Being – by Mike Nickerson

Work Less Party

What Really Counts: The Case for a Sustainable and Equitable Economy – by Ron Coleman

More Fun, Less Stuff Starter Kit – by Betsy Taylor

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – by R. Buckminster Fuller

Spaceship Earth Passenger Safety Briefing – short film by Dave Gardner

Small Is Beautiful – by E.F. Schumacher

On the GrowthBusters podcast, we explore the joy of sustainable living and provide a recovery program for 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.”

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