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Wow! I wish I would have read this years ago! I learned so much about all our crap! I’m already on the road to simplify and minimize, but this really got me thinking about what more I can do.
Similar books that I’m interested in:
- Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson
- Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry
- Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough, Michael Braungart
- Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes
Other book recommendations from the book:
- The High Price of Materialism by Tim Kasser
- Bridge at the End of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing the Crisis to Sustainability by James Gustave Speth
- Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell
- Global Change and the Earth System: A Planet Under Pressure by W. Steffen
- The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
- Collapse by Jared Diamond
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
- Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin
- Gone Tomorrow by Heather Rogers
- No Impact Man by Colin Beavan
- 350.org – Climate change non-profit fighting the use of fossil fuels.
- waterfootprint.org – The Water Footprint Network is a platform for collaboration between companies, organizations and individuals to solve the world’s water crises by advancing fair and smart water use.
- sustainable-economy.org – Center for Sustainable Economy.
- eartheconomics.org – We all rely on services provided by nature, often without realizing it or in ways we don’t fully recognize. Earth Economics identifies and quantifies those benefits to ensure they are included in the decision-making process at all levels, so communities can mitigate risk, increase resilience, and protect their natural capital wealth.
Paradigms are so pervasive and invisible that they can be easily mistaken for truth. When this happens, we limit our creativity in finding solutions to the problems we face, since our thinking is cramped and predefined by society’s dominant framework.
There are the downshifters, those who voluntarily live simply, unplugging from commercial culture, working, and buying less.
…downshifting, enough-ism, or voluntary simplicity–involves embracing a shift towards working and spending less.Annie Leonard