Comparing And Contrasting Essay( ecosocialism) List of readings can be used as references in the essay. What is Degrowth?
What is Degrowth?
We will entertain the notion that less economic production could lead to a vastly better world, especially in the wealthy countries of the global North.
Life in a ‘degrowth’ economy, and why you might actually enjoy it
Riccardo Mastini, “Work in a World without Growth” (June 6, 2018), https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-06-06/work-in- a-world-without-growth/
Jonathan Rutherford, “How Do You Degrow an Economy, Without Causing Chaos?” (May 15, 2017), http://www.resilience.org/stories/2017-05-15/how-do-you- degrow-an-economy-without-causing-chaos/
Transition Towns from Totnes to Toledo
We will introduce the concept of a Just Transition and explore one set of alternative models for the future: the local visions of sustainable transition towns and resilient eco-villages found all over the world.
Please take at least 10-15 minutes to explore these websites: Transition United States –
Common Transition Primer website:
Global Ecovillage Network –
Ester Alloun and Samuel Alexander, “The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence,” Simplicity Institute (August 2014), http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-08-18/the- transition-movement-questions-of-diversity-power-and-affluence/
Naresh Giangrande, “Seven Lessons on Starting a Worldwide Movement for Change” (February 9, 2018), http://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-02-09/seven-lessons-on- starting-a-worldwide-movement-for-change/
Rob Hopkins and Ted Trainer, “Always the Same, Always Different” (June 14, 2018), https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-06- 14/always-the-same-always-different-a-response-to-ted-trainer/
Stephanie Van Hook, “What is Transition?” (March 14, 2017),
Please explore the movie’s website, which is rich in content, solutions, and ideas for this class:
Rob Hopkins, “The unstoppable rise of ‘Demain’” (February 5, 2016), http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-02-05/the-unstoppable-rise-of- demain