- Anil Rajvanshi
Is it possible to live a modern and sustainable life in 30-40 GJ/person/year energy consumption? This is almost 1/10th of that used by US.
One of the major problems of modern world is the runaway consumptive lifestyle of western nations. I am proposing for debate whether we can live a sustainable and emotionally satisfying life in about 30-40 GJ/person/year energy consumption. This is almost 1/10th that used by an average American citizen.
I have shown with my own example that it is possible to do so http://www.nariphaltan.org/simplelife.htm
One of the important factor in simplifying life is to reduce the greed for resources and that is possible by becoming spiritual. Spirituality allows us to have a perspective in life and caps our greed for material goods.