12 mar 2013

My space is small. My life is big

TreeHugger founder Graham Hill describes his lifestyle in the New York Times,
Here youcan read the complete interview. I did not consider the case to summarize it, it is very good and well worth to read it all!

"I sleep better knowing I’m not using more resources than I need. I have less — and enjoy more."
He draws the principles of degrowth theoryThe decrease is a current of political thought, economic and social environment to the controlled reduction, selective and voluntary economic production and consumption, with the aim of establishing relations of ecological balance between man and nature, as well as fairness among human beings themselves.

Degrowth is something that we need to think:
"Our fondness for stuff affects almost every aspect of our lives. Housing size, for example, has ballooned in the last 60 years. The average size of a new American home in 1950 was 983 square feet; by 2011, the average new home was 2,480 square feet. And those figures don’t provide a full picture. In 1950, an average of 3.37 people lived in each American home; in 2011, that number had shrunk to 2.6 people. This means that we take up more than three times the amount of space per capita than we did 60 years ago.
Apparently our supersize homes don’t provide space enough for all our possessions, as is evidenced by our country’s $22 billion personal storage industry."

In this video you can see where and how Graham Hill lives:

More info
website  Graham Hill
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Photo credit © New York Times

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