Ecological Intelligence

Daniel Goleman has followed up his previous bestsellers, Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence, with a new one — Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. Ecological intelligence is a way for us to avert environmental catastrophe, and it depends on our knowing whether products are truly environmentally friendly or not. These days many products look “green” — or they’re marketed that way — but when you scratch the surface, you realize that these new products are often more damaging than the “non-green” products they’re meant to replace. This week, Goleman was interviewed by Bill Moyers. With this 17 minute video, you’ll get a quick introduction to what “ecological intelligence” means, and how you can become a smarter consumer. Along the way, Goleman recommends two handy web sites that will let you assess the environmental friendliness of products. One is called GoodGuide (which is also available as a free iPhone app). The other is SkinDeep.

Related Video:

The Story of Stuff in 20 Animated Minutes

by | Permalink | Comments (0) |

Support Open Culture

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s educational mission, please consider making a donation. We accept PayPal, Venmo (@openculture), Patreon and Crypto! Please find all options here. We thank you!

Leave a Reply

Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.