This week we had some #COP21 Paris Climate Summit updates for you, and we took a look at some of the climate marches happening around the world. There was a successful climate march right here in Waterloo and internationally despite the ban, people in Paris left thousands of pairs of shoes to stand in for them in the demonstrations.
Forget Living Green – We Need a Revolution – We debated this article (called Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change) which is all about how individual actions are not equivalent to political change. So you can take shorter showers if you please (or no showers at all) but it wont matter because our actions need to be focused on challenging industrial economy. It’s a rather provocative article and worth the read. Personally I have some issues with it such as how individual actions accumulate to equal supply and demand but you should read it yourself and let us know what you think.
Finally we took a look at eco villages, small communities of which there are several where people live together as sustainably as possible. Small apartments, community gardens, rain water collection, and car and tool sharing all within a small village of people. We looked at the Kaliash Ecovillage in Portland Oregon and you can check out their website here if you’ve ever wanted to run off and live off the grid.
We’ll be back next week with an all new show,