Contents

List of Figures viii

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgements x

1 Introduction: A Consuming Issue 1

2 Sustainable Consumption: A Mainstream Agenda 27

3 Sustainable Consumption and the New Economics 45

4 Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Consumption 63

5 Sustainable Food: Growing Carrots and Community 83

6 Sustainable Housing: Building a Greener Future 112

7 Sustainable Currencies: Green Money from the Grassroots 140

8 Conclusions: Seedbeds for Sustainable Consumption 168 References 190 Index 209

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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