An introduction to Ecological Economics

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had an awesome (green) holiday and that you had time to catch up on the articles you hadn’t had time to read 😛 Today I’m going to talk about Economics

 Ecological Economics

…And more particularly, about Ecological Economics, and a Steady State Economy. Our current system needs endless economic growth which produces endless waste and depletes natural ressources. Today, the costs of growing the economy are higher than the benefits; which means that we are in a state of uneconomic growth. I find Charles Eisenstein’s video on this subject extremely hopeful and eye opening: Living Without Economic Growth.

One solution to this problem would be to adopt a cradle-to-cradle (C2C) approach instead of our current “cradle-to-grave” cycle. This would mean Reducing the quantity of raw materials used in the fabrication process, Reusing materials, and Recycling instead of throwing away (the 3 R’s).

“A man goes broke gradually, then all at once.” – Ernest Hemingway


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