The Impact-Effort Tradeoff

The Impact-Effort Tradeoff

By Stephanie Seferian

When it comes to sustainable action, we tend to label behaviors as either/or: Either we're acting in a way that's "eco-friendly" or ..., well, not. But some lifestyle tweaks are greener than others: When time, energy, and funds are finite, where's the best place to focus our efforts? On today's show: A conversation with Sam Schreiner about the 4 categories of sustainable action - with a hefty dose of data-driven analysis to boot. Here's a preview: [7:00] 0.1 versus 1.0 makes a big difference! 5 examples of high impact efforts [20:00] The privilege problem: Why are high impact behaviors also often high cost? [27:00] Let's chat about low impact efforts. Do they matter? [31:00] Gateway drugs and ripple effects: Here's why its impossible to quantify a lifetime's-worth of intention   Resources mentioned: University of California Berkeley CoolClimate Calculator Project Sunroof Episode #330: The Big Fix Episode #253: Everything Eco-Minimalist Birthdays Ecosia Join our (free!) community here Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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