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Our Consumption Model Is Broken. Here’s How To Build A New One.

by Ali El Idrissi(NewCo Shift)
On August 2, 2017, we started using more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. Every natural resource we used from that day onward resulted in “ecological overspending.”

Summary

  • Our consumption patterns have huge environmental, social and health impacts.
  • Consumption is a corporate strategy.
  • We need a systemic change, not just tweaks to consumerism.

Thoughts

Good article, backed up by plenty of stats.  But it’s stronger on the “our consumption model is broken” part, a bit weak on “here’s how to build a new one.” The plan for system change doesn’t feel very fleshed out, with some loose suggestions, and not much as to how we actually achieve the suggestions.  Maybe that’s explored further elsewhere.

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