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Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions (podcast episode 38)

Sustainable New Year’s ResolutionsWe’re back! Today’s episode of the GrowthBusters podcast welcomes the New Year with the Telegraph’s 11 Green New Year’s Resolutions That Put the Planet First. But do they really? Whether you’re considering switching to electric, eating less meat, or choosing some combination of this year’s most popular green resolutions, Dave and Erika unpack the good and the confusing, and pick apart the not-so-great.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

– Jane Goodall

Get some unusually good sustainability resolution recommendations from us in this episode, and learn how Dave and Erika are challenging themselves. Erika makes a VERY big footprint-reducing resolution. Listen to find out what it is. Will she be able to keep it? They tell us 80% of people give up on their resolutions by February, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be the change you want to see! Being one of her favorite holidays, Erika shares about what the new year means to her and questions what this statistic tells us about social influence and our search for living more sustainably.

In your journey towards becoming an eco-hero, we understand there will be times when you will want to give up, and perhaps even break your resolution(s), but we encourage you to be the example, get back up, and stick with it!

On the GrowthBusters podcast, Erika and Dave 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.” Erika Arias is researching the childfree/environment connection and is about to enter grad school.


Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air – David MacKay Book – online and free

A Reality Check on Renewables – David Mackay TEDx Talk

11 Green New Year’s Resolutions that Put the Planet First

America’s Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Green Goals for 2020 – 10 Green Goals to Jumpstart Your New Year!

The Best New Year’s Resolution Is the Easiest One

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