We are inundated with news about our faltering economy, declining resources, climate change, and environmental degradation associated with our ever-increasing consumer society. But little is said in the media about positive responses to these challenges. What would it take to build communities that are capable of bouncing back from adverse situations? How might they actively prepare for economic, social and environmental change?
This fun animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of today’s consumer economy. It is narrated by economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor.