This is the key question to be discussed on March 22nd (1 pm) at the Sydney Mechanic School of Arts at 280 Pitt Street. There will be a screening of the renowned film ‘Hooked on Growth’, a groundbreaking documentary that challenges our assumptions that link economic growth with prosperity and fulfilment. The film explores how our attitudes toward economics, consumption and population growth prevent rational responses to evidence we’ve outgrown the planet. ‘Hooked on Growth’ includes interviews with leading thinkers, animation and humorous skits to debunk the “grow or die” myth. Cultural myths and taboos are exposed and explored. Providing a ray of hope, the film also profiles groups and individuals exploring alternatives and moving the world toward true sustainability.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion of ideas expressed by Dr Haydn Washington (author of ‘Human Dependence on Nature’), Prof. Mark Diesendorf from UNSW (author of ‘Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change’, Lance Lieber from Transition Sydney and Dr Anna Schlunke from the NSW chapter of the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Finally, members of the public can help develop solutions to the questions How do we show that the dominant growth economy is a key driver of climate change? What strategies can we use to communicate that a ‘steady state economy’ would help to prevent catastrophic climate change?
When: Saturday March 22, 1-5 pm
Where: Level 1, Sydney Mechanic School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $5 unwaged, $10 waged, $20 passionate
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Organised and presented by:
CASSE (Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy) --- NSW Chapter
SPA (Sustainable Population Australia --- NSW Chapter)
Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, NSW Chapter
CASSE offers a positive solution to our economic and ecological predicament – a steady state economy provides a hopeful way to achieve sustainability and equity in an increasingly constrained world. To tell the truth about economic growth and promote the steady state economy, CASSE engages volunteers around the world, from regional directors to collaborators on outreach. CASSE also works closely with economists and scientists to build a foundation of support for the transition to a steady state economy by helping professional societies adopt their own positions on economic growth. In addition, CASSE develops and distributes a variety of information resources on concepts related to the steady state economy.