This week, I talk about my plan with my husband to stop buying books and DVDs for six months, and what this means for the climate (hint: not much). I talk more generally about deprivation as a source of joy and look into the Unread Shelf Project, which also includes book-buying bans as a way to get reading. And there are shout-outs to BookMooch, Emily Atkin’s HEATED newsletter, the podcast “Drilled: The Mad Men of Climate Change,” and the German-language podcast “Sauercrowded,” which features me as a guest in this month’s episode.
Today’s episode is something special: I talk about the new project I’m working on, a series of workshops called Stories from the Future. In these workshops, organized as part of the “Collective Practices” program at ACUD MACHT NEU, participants will come together to imagine a climate-neutral 2030 and create artifacts to bring back to the present. To talk about these workshops, I am interviewed by ACUD MACHT NEU curator Daniela Silvestrin–in May 2030! For more information, go to http://myclimatediet.org/stories-from-the-future/ or http://acudmachtneu.de.