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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Thursday, 31 July 2008

An old idea fits the new problem - by Robb

I found these posters at the Northwestern University website
I think they are completely relevant to the mindset we need to address the challenge facing us. Rather than encouraging more overconsumption of pointless gewgaws with an "economic stimulus" handout. Perhaps the government of the US should look back at the wisdom of times gone by and discuss frugality, thrift, efficiency, and living within our means. What the US accomplished in an extremely short time to win that war needs to be the model for the effort required now.

I remember seeing billboards in the south when I was young extolling drivers to slow down, they said "Speed on brother, Hell ain't half full!". A perfect encapsulation of the current economic model.

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