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Video: What does degrowth mean to you?

15.07.2015

What does degrowth mean to you? By Marc Menningmann

In this video, some of the scientists, activists and ordinary other participants who gathered at last year's Degrowth Conference in Leipzig share their personal understanding of degrowth. It shows how many different facets degrowth can have. Now we have added English subtitles to it which can be activated by clicking on the little green box saying "CC" in the bar at the bottom of the video.

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