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The Story of Sustainable Solutions

story of solutions screenshotWhat does a game-changing sustainable solution to our overly-consumptive and wasteful lifestyle look like? Could it be aiming for “better” rather than “more”?

Annie Leonard, of The Story of Stuff fame, has a new video out, this time focusing on solutions and exploring how we can move our economy toward a more sustainable end, beginning with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.

“In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?

Shouldn’t that be what winning means?

Over the coming year, we’ll be highlighting and supporting game-changing solutions that get us on the path to Better. We’ll be looking to you for examples from where you live and calling on you to help grow Solutions. ” – Story of Stuff Project

If you’ve not had the chance to explore the videos from The Story of Stuff, there is plenty of food for thought (and action) at the website.

Written by Derek Markham

lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, slacklining, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves good food, with fresh roasted chiles at the top of his list of favorites. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, RebelMouse, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!

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