The Day the World Stops Shopping: How to have a better life and greener world

The Day the World Stops Shopping: How to have a better life and greener world

by J. B. MacKinnon

We can't stop shopping but we must stop shopping - the consumer dilemma that defines our lives and our future. What would happen if we did? We are using up the planet at almost double the rate it can regenerate. To support our economies, we're told we must shop now like we've never shopped before, yet the scale of our consumption remains the biggest factor in the ruination of the world. But what would life look like if we stopped? Visiting places where economies have experienced temporary shut-downs, artisan producers, zero-consumption societies and bringing together a host of expert views, this is both a history of our relationship with consumption and a story about the future. 'Lays out a wealth of knowledge and wisdom' Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress

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  • Binding : Paperback / softback
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Publication Date : 2022-06-02 00:00:00
  • Weight : 267g
  • Product Code : 9781784709242
  • Dimension : 200 x 130 x 20 mm

About Author

J. B. MacKinnon

J.B. MacKinnon is the author or co-author of four books including The Once and Future World, which won the U.S. Green Prize for Sustainable Literature and The 100-Mile Diet, a bestseller widely recognized as a catalyst of the local foods movement. His award-winning writing appears in publications including the New Yorker, National Geographic and Reader's Digest. MacKinnon is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and also works in the field of interactive documentaries. He lives with his partner in Vancouver, Canada. http= / / /