consumption

Living Through the Peak of Industrial Civilization

May 27, 2016

  From genetic predisposition to flawed cultural assumptions, humankind’s history is getting in the way of preparing for a very different future. So says Nate Hagens, a writer, educator and energy analyst who will speak in Sebastopol Wednesday night.

A more rational and comprehensive way of thinking about and measuring all forms of energy consumption, Hagens suggests, would be to focus on calories, which offers a stark contrast between what is needed and what is actually used.

Developing a One Planet Lifestyle

May 11, 2015

  It’s hard to live a low-consumption lifestyle, especially in car-dependent California. But it gets easier when new housing projects are designed and built with that goal in mind.