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Our Ecological Footprint is Tied to Our Consumption
2008, production : Counting On Us
The ecological footprint is a concept developed by Dr....
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How Our Ecological Footprint Impacts On the Oceans
2008, production : Counting On Us
Sarika Cullis Suzuki and William Rees talk about the oceans...
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Marine Protected Areas
2008, production : Counting On Us
Sarika Cullis Suzuki explains how marine protected areas...
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What Can We Do?
2008, production : Counting On Us
Sarika Cullis Suzuki describes how she became involved in...
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The Benefits and Downsides of Globalization
2008, production : Counting On Us
Sarika Cullis Suzuki and William Rees discuss various...
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The Good News
2008, production : Counting On Us
In order to counter doomsday messages concerning the...
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Green Products
2008, production : Maureen Grant
Simon Jackson admits to being one of the few...
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The Spirit Bear Youth Coalition
2008, production : Maureen Grant
The Spirit Bear Youth Coalition was established by Simon...
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The Good News
Filmed interviews  (7:02) 2008, production : Counting On Us
Biography

In order to counter doomsday messages concerning the environment, William Rees presents another way to measure happiness and well-being, and how people in the richer countries might increase their levels by changing the structure of the economy and by reducing their consumption. He and Sarika Cullis Suzuki also explore the reasons we are compelled to consume so much.
Specialist's biography

William Rees is professor and former director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning. As an ecological economist, he is best known for inventing "ecological footprint analysis." Dr Rees was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 and awarded a prestigious Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2007.