Episode 053 Becoming Environmentally Conscious in a Complex World


Episode 53

Becoming environmentally conscious in a complex world

April 20, 2017

In the spirit of Earth Day approaching, Angie and Haley discuss the importance of being environmentally consciousness. They also share clips from past guests, Laurie MarshallChris Ling, and James Greyson, who responded to a quote by environmental activist, Annie Leonard. Her quote states: “The assumptions that ‘pollution is the price of progress’ or that ‘we must choose between jobs and the environment’ have long limited our creative thinking about innovative solutions that can be good for the environment, the workers, and a healthy economy.”


Show Notes


Quotes from this episode:

“The assumptions that ‘pollution is the price of progress’ or that ‘we must choose between jobs and the environment’ have long limited our creative thinking about innovative solutions that can be good for the environment, the workers, and a healthy economy.” - Annie Leonard

"We really have a responsibility to take care of this planet and there is lots of talk about jobs, jobs, jobs and you gotta wonder, how many jobs could you possibly have if there’s no planet?" - Angie Cross

 

Resources from this episode:

The Story of Stuff 

The Anthropocene defines Earth's most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans.

The word combines the root "anthropo", meaning "human" with the root "-cene", the standard suffix for "epoch" in geologic time.

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.

Bioneers Conference 

James Greyson's NATO paper Seven Policy Switches for Global Security

Earth Day

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