I recently had a wonderful interview with an amazing man and steward of our planet, John Ehrenfeld.
In John’s new book entitled ” Flourishing-A Frank Conversation About Sustainability”. John engages in a Q&A with Andrew Hoffman a previous student of John’s where the met while Andrew was a doctoral student at MIT and John was running the MIT Program on Technology, Business and the Environment.
In my interview with John you will quickly realize that he has many concerns about our environment and sustainability. As John states “While sustainability has gone “mainstream” he does not believe so and is very concerned about what he see. He admits that many good things have come out of our society’s pursuit of environmental protection, but he sees our efforts as merely a Ban-Aid that masks deeper, cultural roots of our sustainability challenges.
One of those issues is our insatiable appetite as a culture for more which utilized our natural resources at an alarming rate, and makes the US the largest consumer of overall resources worldwide.
“Sustainability still has not entered our consciousness in spire of the torrent of its use and that of its distant cousin, green. The world of business and government moves merrily along selling its meager efforts as sustainability, avoiding any meaningful appreciation of the fundamental problem or any actions that would make a difference.”
In my interview with John we cover many pressing topics, I encourage you to listen to and read John’s new book it will open up your eyes to what “really” need to change to create a world that “flourishes” for everyone.
You can learn more about John Ehrenfeld by visiting his Facebook page by clicking here.
Or watch a brief interview by clicking on the video below.