Hooked on Growth

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November 2nd, 2013, 1:15pm – 2:30pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L13 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

How do we become a sustainable civilization? This film takes a unique approach among environmental documentaries. Rather than dispensing facts about climate change, peak energy, and other critical issues, it examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally. It asks why population conversations are so difficult to have, and why a roaring economy is more important to us than a survivable planet. It explores our obsession with community growth and economic growth. Hooked on Growth holds up a mirror encouraging us to examine the beliefs and behaviours we must leave behind, and the values we need to embrace, in order that our children can survive and thrive.