I could spend my time working to pay for and watching things like this:
Or I could take that same time--as I did this weekend--and spend it with my three-year-old Isabella doing stuff instead of watching stuff:
The politicians and so many others worry that using fewer planetary resources means deprivation and that deprivation won't sell. But they're lacking the vision of something better.
I can't help thinking this treadmill we're on means we're already deprived. The message is that in saving the planet we could have more--not more stuff but more life.
Because great lives need not cost the earth.
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