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GrowthBusters (2011)

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97 min | Documentary

This film asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? It takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than dispensing facts about climate change; peak energy, food ...See moreThis film asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? It takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than dispensing facts about climate change; peak energy, food and water; and biodiversity loss, it examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally. It asks why population conversations are so difficult to have, and why a roaring economy is more important to us than a survivable planet. It looks into the psychology of denial and crowd behavior. It explores our obsession with community growth and economic growth. Hooked on Growth holds up a mirror, encouraging us to examine the beliefs and behaviors we must leave behind, and the values we need to embrace, in order that our children can survive and thrive. Written by Dave Gardner See less
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2011 (United States)

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Saleem Ali
Self (professor of environmental studies) Self (professor of environmental studies)   See fewer
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Albert Bartlett
Self (professor emeritus of physics) (as Bartlett) Self (professor emeritus of physics) (as Bartlett)   See fewer
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George Carlin
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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John Cruickshank
Self (Sierra Club) Self (Sierra Club)   See fewer
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Brian Czech
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Herman Daly
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Maxine Dunn
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Veronica Egan
Self (Great Old Broads for Wilderness) Self (Great Old Broads for Wilderness)   See fewer
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Paul Ehrlich
Self (biologist) Self (biologist)   See fewer
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Robert Engelman
Self (Worldwatch Institute) Self (Worldwatch Institute)   See fewer
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Eben Fodor
Self (community planning consultant) Self (community planning consultant)   See fewer
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Dave Gardner
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Jack Hart
Self (The Oregonian) Self (The Oregonian)   See fewer
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Trathen Heckman
Self (Transition U.S.) Self (Transition U.S.)   See fewer
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Tom Horton
Self (environmental journalist) Self (environmental journalist)   See fewer
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Lisa Hymas
Self (Grist) Self (Grist)   See fewer
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Alexander King
Self (Club of Rome) (archive footage) Self (Club of Rome) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tom Knight
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Richard Lamm
Self (Institute for Public Policy Studies) (as Dick Lamm) Self (Institute for Public Policy Studies) (as Dick Lamm)   See fewer
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Christopher Martenson
Self (creator of The Crash Course) (as Chris Martenson) Self (creator of The Crash Course) (as Chris Martenson)   See fewer
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Pete McCloskey
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Bill McKibben
Self (350.org) Self (350.org)   See fewer
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Dennis Meadows
Self (Club of Rome) Self (Club of Rome)   See fewer
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Katie Elmore Mota
Self (Population Media Center) (as Katie Elmore) Self (Population Media Center) (as Katie Elmore)   See fewer
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Mike Nickerson
Self (The Sustainability Project) Self (The Sustainability Project)   See fewer
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Raj Patel
Self (IFDP) Self (IFDP)   See fewer
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Dave Paxson
Self (World Population Balance) Self (World Population Balance)   See fewer
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William Rees
Self (population ecologist) Self (population ecologist)   See fewer
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Dennis Rooker
Self (board of supervisors member) Self (board of supervisors member)   See fewer
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David Room
Self (Transition U.S.) (as Dave Room) Self (Transition U.S.) (as Dave Room)   See fewer
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William Ryerson
Self (Population Media Center) Self (Population Media Center)   See fewer
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Danny Schechter
Self (media critic) Self (media critic)   See fewer
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Juliet Schor
Self (professor of sociology) Self (professor of sociology)   See fewer
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Ellen Shell
Self (author of Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture) Self (author of Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture)   See fewer
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Dick Smith
Self (author of Dick Smith's Population Crisis) Self (author of Dick Smith's Population Crisis)   See fewer
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James Gustave Speth
Self (environmental lawyer) (as Gus Speth) Self (environmental lawyer) (as Gus Speth)   See fewer
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J. Adrian Stanley
Self (Colorado Springs Independent) Self (Colorado Springs Independent)   See fewer
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Carolyne Stayton
Self (Transition U.S.) Self (Transition U.S.)   See fewer
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Sarah Susanka
Self (author of The Not So Big Life) Self (author of The Not So Big Life)   See fewer
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Michael Swaim
Self (mayor of Salem, Oregon, 1996-2002) Self (mayor of Salem, Oregon, 1996-2002)   See fewer
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Kelvin Thomson
Self (australian house of representatives) Self (australian house of representatives)   See fewer
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Peter Victor
Self (professor of environmental studies) Self (professor of environmental studies)   See fewer
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Madeline Weld
Self (Population Institute Canada Self (Population Institute Canada   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 35 votes