Sam Bliss – grist.org
I’m standing in a seemingly endless line of hungry conference-goers. The food tastes even better after you’ve served it and smelled it for half an hour. The meal was part of the Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity. Activists, hacktivists, scientists, artists, makers, young hippie Germans, eco-villagers, kids, and star author Naomi Klein — via video conference — were among the 3,000 that gathered in Leipzig, Germany, to discuss degrowth, a movement that’s all about producing and consuming less for our well-being and the planet’s.