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The interconnectedness of our world means that Zerzan’s anti-industrialist philosophy is not a practical response to our over-consumption. A self sustaining lifestyle is possible in pleasant climates with many resources. Unfortunately, most individuals do not live in this kind of environment. Thus, goods and resources must be transported, which requires industrialization.
The first step is to build as efficiently as possible. Proven methods exist that would allow individuals to maintain some semblance of their current lifestyle with less resources. Homes and appliances can be built better to reduce their energy loads. Conservation is important, but it won’t benefit much to turn down the thermostat if your home is leaking the energy, however small, that you do consume.
Energy Trust of Oregon offers resources for homeowners looking to reduce their energy consumption as well as builders looking to increase their professional development. Resources like this are easy things we can exploit to reduce our consumption.
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