Lights Out

Lights Out

By Stephanie Seferian

Fossil fuels power our modern lives, and yet fossil fuels are also powering global warming. Because many of us lack the self-sufficient skills necessary to survive an extended power outage event, we are one thing and one thing only: vulnerable. We have become over-reliant on the very thing that's destroying our planet. On today's show: Imagining the ways in which modern life, interpersonal connections, well-being and more would change in a hypothetical, fossil fuel-free world.   Here's a preview: [6:00] We are so reliant on electricity that we are incapacitated without it. This is a problem! [11:00] In the event of a 2-weeks plus outage, modernity would look a lot different [24:00] Is minimalism late stage capitalism personified? [28:00] Without fossil fuels, we'd be circular [30:00] What research says with regard to the wellness benefits of working with our hands   Resources mentioned: Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath (by Ted Koppel) Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich (via The New Yorker) Episode #096: Why Self-Sufficiency Matters (with Kelly Morris)   -- This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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