Embodying Degrowth Podcast
Join The Maintainers Movement Fellows for an end-of-year celebration as they showcase their collaborative project, Embodying Degrowth. The 2022 Maintainers Movement Fellowship is a year-long fellowship to advance the movement for maintenance thinking and action.
Learn more about The Movement Fellows, here.
Calls to Action
1. Peruse the Embodying Degrowth website, read the stories of the interviewees posts.
2. Listen to the Embodying Degrowth Podcast, by the Working People Podcast.
3. Share the stories that inspired you, tagging The Maintainers on twitter and instagram.
4. Commit to one small practice or action you will take to embody degrowth.
The planet we share, the only home we’ve ever known, has its limits. Its resources, its ability to sustain all life, are not infinite—and every day we are bearing witness to the disastrous consequences of mortgaging our collective future on the false belief that they are. The path we are on now is untenable, something’s going to give. Whether it comes from us or for us, change is coming nonetheless.
As an ecologically and civilizationally sustainable alternative to an unsustainable global system driven by the economic necessity of infinite growth, “degrowth” can mean many things and could take many practical forms. But “degrowth” is perhaps less useful as a prescribed solution, a blueprint for the future, than as a frame for thinking and acting differently in the present.
“What does degrowth look like in practice? How are different people, in different parts of the world, already embodying and enacting degrowth in their daily lives?” These questions have no single answer, but posing the questions in the first place, and searching for the numerous potential answers, is an essential process that can help us better diagnose what is off balance in our world and what it would take to heal.