This is the introduction to the Ecological Civilisation series, written and presented by Dr Samuel Alexander, co-director of the Simplicity Institute. This series will be grappling with the problems of consumerism and the growth economy; envisioning alternative, post-carbon ways of life; and considering what action can be taken, both personally and politically, to help build an ecological civilisation.

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We’d like to thank Andrew Doodson, Jordan Osmond, and Antoinette Wilson for offering invaluable production advice.

The video opening image is kindly provided by Melissa Davis.

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Teaser Photo by Vladislav Babienko on Unsplash