Quoted from the introduction to the book "Permaculture: A Designers Manual" by Bill Mollison
"The sad reality is that we are in danger of perishing from our own stupidity and lack of personal responsibility to life. If we become extinct because of factors beyond our control, then we can at least die with pride in ourselves, but to create a mess in which we perish by our own inaction makes nonsense of our claims to consciousness and morality."
"A person of courage today is a person of peace. The courage we need is to refuse authority and to accept only personally responsible decisions. Like war, growth at any cost is an outmoded and discredited concept. It is our lives which are being laid to waste. What is worse, it is our children's world which is being destroyed. It is therefore our only possible decision to withhold all support for destructive systems, and to cease to invest our lives in own annihilation."
" The Prime Directive of Permaculture - The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children. Make It Now!"
What have you done today to lower your impact?
We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.
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- The roaring twenties, again. - by Robb
- James Hansen is the man! - Robb
- LIVING FOR CHANGE By Grace Lee Boggs
- Small farms are better
- Quote from George Monbiot
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- Rob Hopkins Transition video #3
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- Rob Hopkins Transition video #1
- Simple solutions to the food crisis - video
- Vertical farming w/video - By Robb
- Transition towns......in the US?! - by Robb
- US failure to act - by Robb
- Off grid living, well!
- Batteries or the grid? - Robb
- A hopeful trend? - By Robb
- Bill Mollison - permaculture concept 6 - video
- Bill Mollison - permaculture concept 5- video
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