The authors of the book are Canadians, who have the idea of travelling around the US and looking at how the car dominates economic and social life. They echo many of the experiences I have in Australia living without a car. They also give a wealth of information about the effects cars have on our society, from many different perspectives, but I would say the one which resonates most is how unfriendly and isolating they are on urban culture.
Why should you integrate environmental principles to your life?
In the way we have come to use the automobile, I think we have lost many things - clean air, health, nature, green spaces, and a little bit of our soul. This is my call for us to banish mass private ownership of automobiles from our cities.
We need a change in our culture to enable us to live in an environmentally attuned way, here are my ideas on how we need to change
Here are some of the changes we all need to make in our lives to stop being footsoldiers in the war against the natural world
The animals in the human food system are one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. A lot of different studies have come up with different figures as to what percentage of emissions are attributable to livestock; here I discuss them in the context of the world and Australia specifically.
In only a short time, Australia has been radically changed by European settlement. This is an introduction into the main problems we face.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day