GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth Trailer from Dave Gardner on Vimeo.
Meghan Halverson pointed me to Dave Gardner’s Growth Busters – Hooked on Growth, which recently premiered in the US. “This documentary flips our world upside down to see what makes it tick, as it explores the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization?” By examining the cultural barriers that prevent us from reacting rationally to the evidence that current levels of consumption are unsustainable, Dave asks, “Why is it more important to our society to have economic growth than clean air? Why do communities seek and subsidize growth even when it destroys quality of life and increases taxes?” Dave says that our growth-centric system is broken and it is not providing the happiness or the prosperity we seek. In line with what we are thinking at Koala Land, Dave Gardner demonstrates that a shift to sustainable models will make us happier and more prosperous, creating a world where our children can survive and thrive.