The central knoll at Tompkins Square Park in N...

Happiness is not to have more, but to be more.

— Yves Cochet, French Minister of Environment (1991 – 2001)

An interesting concept; less hours worked and more leisure time will help to lower resource consumption and improve the environment. Better technology, more efficiency, higher production actually leads to more environmental destruction, not less. This is referred to as the Jevons Paradox.