Sustainable agriculture

April 19th, 2002 § Comments off § permalink

An organic gardening expert has figured out how to grow enough food for one person on just 4,000 square feet of land.

Consumption and the economy

December 13th, 2001 § Two comments § permalink

I’ve read several reports lately claiming that if everyone on Earth used as many resources as the average American, it would take three Earths to sustain us all. This isn’t much of a surprise, but it’s a stark reminder that Americans need to cut consumption drastically.

This worries me, because consumer spending drives the American economy, and cutting consumption would mean cutting spending as well. So I’ve been wondering how Americans could reduce consumption by two-thirds without destroying the economy.

I hope that someone smarter than I am is thinking about this problem.

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