Conversation: Gopal Dyaneni
DOI link for Conversation: Gopal Dyaneni
Conversation: Gopal Dyaneni book
The stories and conversations in this section prove that people can clean up noxious corporate practices. Yet despite all the inspiration they offer, these tales remain end-of-pipeline politics. That is, they are cleaning up the waste after it leaves the factory. A more long-term strategy is to prevent the pollution in the first place. And the best way to do that is by making polluting factories obsolete through the coordinated act of refusing to buy what they're selling. Planning the obsolescence of the industrial economy lies at the center of the local green economy movement. Live simply so that others may simply live. That bumper sticker wisdom reveals what is required to reduce the toxins that poison us, especially our poorest communities. The way to fulfill that goal is by cutting back on the amount of stuff in our lives and clearly distinguishing between needs and wants.