Sunday, January 04, 2015

Video: Living Sustainably Within a Living System

Our friend and colleague Martin Ogle returns to Arlington, Virginia, for an informal discussion on sustainability and sustainable living with local host, Nate Bynum.

Summary:  This exploration of sustainability is based on an understanding of Earth as a living system of which human beings are a seamless continuum. Through this “lens,” our behavior and “cultural narrative” emerge as central to the nature and ecology of our planet and to our ability to consciously design sustainable ways of living. The interview integrates energy, economics and other “usual suspects” in the sustainability discussion with cultural ideas of meaning, limits and “what is enough.” The term “Geo sapiens” – Earth-wise Human – is posited as a phrase to help us think in these integrated ways.

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