Time to eat the dog?
The world and its resources are finite, yet we are seemingly locked into a system based on growth: growth of population, growth of income and growth of consumption.
From this irrefutable starting point, ‘Time to Eat the Dog?’ attempts to uncover what sustainability really means.
Brenda and Robert Vale explore the environmental impact of the decisions we make, from what we eat and what we wear to how we travel and enjoy ourselves. Their book will make you see your life and your place in the world in a completely new light. Challenging the orthodoxies that underpin our entire economic system, this is one subversive read!
If there was ever a book you wanted to read on sustainability then this must be it. You need to have a real interest in the subject or at times you may find this hard going as the book is overloaded with statistics and researched facts, which I think adds to its credibility and the overall message.
The authors give thought to every aspect of a decision which you are faced with, not just whether it is best to cycle or drive to the office but what fueled your body in the first place, which will in turn affect your overall environmental impact.
Without being preached to, the reader is guided to suggested actions, which you feel empowered to take base on the information provided. The book also holds a constant theme of addressing our current consumption patterns, rather than just finding solutions of how to offset that way we currently live, which we feel needs to be at the core of every environmental consideration.
You can find the book here: Time to Eat the Dog?: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living