Slow down!

Written by Juliet Schor

Patterns of human time use are key drivers of ecological outcomes.  People combine time, money, and natural resources to carry out their daily lives and activities.  Firms combine time, physical capital, and natural capital to create production.  To a great extent, time and natural resources are substitutes for each other:  doing things faster usually takes a greater toll on 
Earth.  So time-stressed households and societies tend to have heavier ecological footprints and greater per capita energy use.

Juliet Schor, State of the World 2010, p.91

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