Many of the environmental and social problems we face today are symptoms of a deeper systemic failing: a dominant cultural paradigm that encourages living in ways that are often directly counter to the realities of a finite planet. This paradigm, typically referred to as 'consumerism,' has already spread to cultures around the world and has led to consumption levels that are vastly unsustainable. If this pattern spreads further there will be little possibility of solving climate change or other environmental problems that are poised to dramatically disrupt human civilization.
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chapter THE RISE AND FALL OF CONSUMER CULTURES / Erik Assadourian chapter TRADITIONS OLD AND NEW chapter EDUCATION'S NEW ASSIGNMENT: SUSTAINABILITY chapter BUSINESS AND ECONOMY: MANAGEMENT PRIORITIES chapter GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN DESIGN chapter MEDIA: BROADCASTING SUSTAINABILITY chapter THE POWER OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.