Economists and politicians blame consumers for the recession – they say we’re not buying enough stuff. Bankers blame consumers for the financial crisis because we bought our stuff with too much credit. Environmentalists blame consumers for the environmental crisis because making, using, and throwing ‘away’ all this stuff we buy is destroying the planet. We need our stuff, don’t we?
Join us for a fascinating discussion about real alternatives to the consumption trap with local leaders and entrepreneurs pioneering new, and maybe even more enjoyable, ways of meeting our needs.
Jeremy Farr, E-cocars.com – a car sharing cooperative
Mary Popham, Transition Streets – linking neighbours together
Annie Leymarie, Skillshares – people teaching skills to each other
Ben Brangwyn, Doctor Bike – a gift-based bicycle maintenance service
7:30 pm 30th May
The Methodist Church, Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RP,