By Bill McKibben
The term “deep ecology” was coined in the 1970s and references a philosophy within the environmental movement that emphasizes the incorporation of humanity as part of ecosystems; and that the choices that people make in their daily lives affect the ecosystem in which they find themselves. Bill McKibben plays on those words with his manifesto Deep Economy, and urges the reader to think about the usual concept that having more things necessarily implies growth. McKibben’s book shows that our choices as individuals matter to our greater community of humanity and that the way we consume things, food, and services impacts our society. Ultimately, McKibben tries to teach the reader that the future of our economy should be locally driven and conscientiously chosen.
Join us to discuss this book on Tuesday, January 12, from Noon to 1 pm as part of the Scott Arboretum’s Nature’s Narratives Book Discussion Group. Also check out the other must-reads as part of this group!