"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
With new options for cleaner, cheaper sustainable energy, Lester Brown and Ted Turner say it’s time to say goodbye to fossil fuels. During an “Armchair Conversation” on the state of the world at the 10th annual ARE Day summit in Aspen, Colorado, both Brown and Turner agreed that in order to get more businesses to convert to renewables, one of the most important steps would be changing our tax system so that the income tax is lower and the carbon tax is higher. Read the full article from the Aspen Times here.