Juliet Schor on Using the Internet to “Save the Planet” [AUDIO]


We are witnessing escalating evidence of human destabilization of the climate and biodiversity loss. In the sustainability community, both activists and practitioners are increasingly turning to the internet to foster new lifestyles, consumption patterns and ways of producing. There has been an explosion of web-enabled innovations around consumption sharing and extra-market exchange in order to reduce footprint.

In this talk Juliet Schor—Professor of Sociology at Boston College and author of the new book “Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth”— discusses these innovations, highlighting cutting-edge examples where peer production and open-source practices accelerate the spread of sustainable practices in agriculture, consumption and manufacturing.

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