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As 2013 comes to a close, Lynsey and I, along with our board of directors and other volunteers, wish you a very happy holiday (whichever you observe) and an amazing new year.  It's been a busy and fulfilling year for GrowthBusters. Thank you for joining us on this journey toward good, sustainable lives. I'd like to share our accomplishments with you and ask your continued help as we strive to save both our planet and our civilization. 



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A message from board chairman Mike Hanauer

In my 30 years trying to draw attention to how our culture of eternal growth negatively impacts the quality of our lives and the integrity of our natural world, I've been disappointed so many insisted on just treating symptoms and avoiding the inconvenient truth. Few were bold enough to address the root cause of our crises; it was not politically correct to discuss.

Then I discovered Dave Gardner was producing a documentary called GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. "Finally, someone with a megaphone gets it," I thought. That film was released two years ago, but that was just the beginning for GrowthBusters. A worldwide groundswell of support convinced Dave that the "growthbusting" must go on.

GrowthBusters is the only organization I know working on the most critical challenge of our time - engaging, informing and inspiring us to do what's necessary to leave our children a planet worth inheriting. That's why I continue to donate to support Dave's work, and why I recently agreed to serve on his board of directors.

This scrappy little non-profit has the vision, the talent, the passion and the commitment to make a difference where it really counts - helping our civilization to develop a truly sustainable operating system. One documentary isn't enough. There are more films to be made, more radio and TV interviews, more YouTube videos, more web initiatives.
GrowthBusters is still a new, evolving organization. It needs more members, more activists, more ideas, and - crucially - more financial support. It needs you. Saving civilization isn't for sissies, but, as Margaret Mead said: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has".
Join GrowthBusters in this world-changing effort, and we'll create a promising future for future generations.
If I had a billion dollars, I'd give most of it to GrowthBusters. I encourage you to give your thousands, or hundreds, or whatever you can afford, to this important and worthy project.

Mike Hanauer

More than 2 million people give to Sierra Club each year. 5 million support WWF and its staff of 5,000. About 130 have donated this year to GrowthBusters. I don't think that reflects the importance of our work.
I know thousands believe in what we're doing. Please don't wait for the next guy to do what needs to be done. If you believe this project is working on the most critical issue of our time, please give what you can to support this work (contributions are tax-deductible in the U.S.) Let's make it 500 donors by year-end.

Thank you for helping us make great strides in 2013. With your help, next year we'll kick it up another notch! 

Yours in GrowthBusting,


Dave Gardner



Dave Gardner
Lynsey Jones


Thank you for your active involvement and for sharing these ideas.  We'll be sure to keep you up do date on all the latest growthbusting efforts around the world.