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"Think Globally - Act Locally" is a great idea that's been sadly reduced to a bumper sticker slogan. But there's a new movement that's bringing the idea back.
Buzzwords like "sustainability" and "carbon footprint" have become part of our vocabulary, and we grapple with the effects of global warming, a struggling economy, and rising fuel prices. But what do they really mean? Is it realistic to live a "carbon-neutral" life? Author and radio correspondent Doug Fine tried...for 12 months to live "off the grid" on a remote Ranch in New Mexico...his findings: "It's not easy being green."
Today, Where We Live, a conversation with Doug Fine about his book, "Farewell My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living."
We'll also talk to groundbreaking environmental writer Bill McKibbon...he's spent a career writing about these ideas...and in his new book, "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future" he argues that a more prosperous world is not necessarily one filled with more stuff.
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