Michel Bauwens: CultureShift – I Am What I Save

Cultural Intelligence
Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

Climate Change, Values Change, Social Change (1): Art and Energy

In the coal energy culture – a culture of workers and production – you are your job. “I am what I make.” In an oil and gas energy culture – a culture of consumption – you are your possessions. “I am what I buy.” But in a renewable energy culture, you are what you conserve. “I am what I save and protect.” We aren’t used to thinking like this, because we can’t see where the money will come from. But in a culture of renewables, money will not be the only measure of wealth