Here are resources I learn from and return to about joy, discovery, meaning, purpose, community (not doom, gloom, new-age fluff, etc), in no particular order.
I’ll keep adding to it.
I recommend bingeing on all of it.
The Leadership and the Environment podcast
When people hear my podcast name, they focus on the environment part. I consider leadership incomparably more important. We know what to do. The question is changing our behavior, which is leadership.
I consider my book, Leadership Step by Step, the top resource on learning to lead.
The Story of Stuff
Their movies (my favorite part of the main site and one of my top starting points)
Bea Johnson videos, a big role model since saying I pollute less than other Americans is about the lowest bar possible
Lauren Singer videos, another role model
Rob Greenfield’s page, another role model
Limits to Growth
My favorite book on the topic, Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows
The book that introduced me to it: The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge
What proposals will work (most won’t)
The Do The Math blog, one of my favorite sites. It’s accessible. You don’t need to know math, science, or engineering.
The Myth that Growth Helps
Why you should recycle less
National Geographic: 91% of plastic isn’t recycled
Low Tech Solutions
Low Tech Magazine, one of my favorite sites. Exiting the current system doesn’t mean the stone age. Black and white thinking like that comes from inexperience
Calculate Your Impact
A pollution calculator for flying and driving
Nutritionfacts.org, Dr. Gregor’s newsletter is one of the few I subscribe to and I watch many of his videos
Fish and Water
- How Western civilisation could collapse, BBC, April 18, 2017
- The Insect Apocalypse is Here, What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth? Brooke Jarvis, NY Times Magazine, November 27, 2018
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