Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Your Call 033109 Has the economic meltdown made us rethink our needs?

Has the economic meltdown caused us to rethink how much we really need? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about consumption and our ecological footprint. Every year, Americans discard four-fifths of a ton of trash. We generated 251 million tons of trash in 2006 alone. How have we created all this waste? You can join the conversation by phone or by sending us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What steps can we take to help the ecosystem and decrease the demand for stuff we don't need? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Eric Sanderson, associate director of Wildlife Conservation Society's Living Landscapes Program and co-creator of National Geographic's "Human Footprint"

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1 comment:

Amit said...

Hello Rose,
This is Amit from San Francisco.
Over the past year as climate and economic events have unfolded, I have become much more conscious of using natural resources judiciously.
However, I am dismayed that there is very little awareness in our society to reduce consumption and waste, in spite of programs in place.
I still receive junk mail by tons, there is wastage of food and water all around, not to mention even in a activist city like San Francisco, people are still addicted to their cars.
What do your panelists think we should do to increase awareness?