“Philosophy of Shrinking Footprints” and “Shrinking Your Travel Footprint”, hear me on 2 Growthbusters episodes

January 1, 2021 by Joshua
in Audio, Nature, Podcast

One of the few podcasts I listen to every episodes of is Growthbusters. Hosts Dave and Erika invited me for third and fourth appearances, which went live the other day.

I list Dave as one of my environmental role models. Here are past times I’ve mentioned him or Growthbusters in my blog.

The Philosophy of Shrinking Footprints

Show notes

We set out to make this the second of a series of episodes about shrinking our travel footprint, but the conversation ended up being a broader exploration of philosophical issues related to all kinds of footprint-shrinking actions. Erika and Dave are joined by recurring guest, Joshua Spodek, host of the This Sustainable Life podcast.

The conversation includes:

  • The joy of not flying
  • Generating a lot less waste
  • Is the new iPhone really green?
  • And plastic, plastic, plastic.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Donate to Support this Podcast (yes, it’s a 501(c)3 non-profit project)

Apple’s New iPhone Is Far from Green

Apple is aiming for ‘zero climate impact.’ The iPhone 12 won’t help.

The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic screenings (search for The Story of Plastic)

Joshua Spodek’s The Story of Plastic panel discussionJoshua Spodek’s This Sustainable Life podcast

On the GrowthBusters podcast, Erika and Dave explore the joy of sustainable living and provide a recovery program for our society’s growth addiction (economic/consumption and population). This podcast is part of the GrowthBusters project to raise awareness of overshoot and end our culture’s obsession with and pursuit of growth.

Dave Gardner directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.” Erika Arias is researching the childfree/environment connection and is about to enter grad school.

Shrinking Your Travel Footprint

Show notes

Is flying always the worst travel choice for climate stability? Is traveling by rail always the best? You might be surprised. In this episode of GrowthBusters, Dave shares his research on this subject with co-host Erika Arias and frequent guest Joshua Spodek. We also share a great cheat-sheet, Getting There Greener – The guide to Your Lower Carbon Vacation, from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

We’d like to remind listeners that while it may seem like the system is stacked against us, we really do have choices about how to transport ourselves. With a little bit of creativity, personal agency, and help from the experts, our choices can change the system!

USEFUL LINKS:

The Four Lifestyle Choices that Most Reduce Your Carbon Footprint (Lund University Study ranking carbon reduction actions)

Vacation Traveler Carbon Guide – Quick Reference Chart and the stuy behind it (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Getting There Greener – full report behind the above vacation guide

Skyscanner greener flight booking site

UCS web tool for EV efficiency in your area

Carbon Offset Info and Programs

American Idling: The Ecological Cost of Keeping the Engine Running

Climate Perks

The future of conference: Will events remain virtual after lockdowns?

On the GrowthBusters podcast, Erika and Dave explore the joy of sustainable living and provide a recovery program for our society’s growth addiction (economic/consumption and population). This podcast is part of the GrowthBusters project to raise awareness of overshoot and end our culture’s obsession with and pursuit of growth.

Dave Gardner directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.” Erika Arias is researching the childfree/environment connection and is about to enter grad school.

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