Nov 17 2014

Sustainable Lifestyles Reflection Post

Published by at 1:45 am under Reflection Blog

Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude: Case Studies of the New Economy by Schor and Thompson is characterized by an array of case studies that hope to combat some of our society’s environmental and economic issues. These issues include man-made climate change because of fossil fuels, inequality and low job security. The case studies outlined by the authors are small-scale examples of plenitude, or trying to undergo social transformation to promote larger-scale changes. These may be groups of people consuming raw milk or people spending more time engaging in environmentally friendly approaches to their jobs. The message that the authors are trying to convey is that plenitude and sustainable lifestyles can lead way to broader social change and greater economic autonomy, effectively connecting consumer-citizens to the bigger picture through their localized actions.

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