Just what is up with this obsession with that most unnatural of monocrop desecrations, the suburban lawn? What could be less green than a lawn? An oil refinery or chemical plant perhaps? probably but not by much as lawns are responsible for huge quantities poison being dumped on the earth and fouling our water ways. A NASCAR race track? Probably but very similar as each and every lawn seems to be responsible for an army of two stroke highly polluting machines wielded by poorly paid workers at least once/week leaving a cloud of toxic gas and many ringing ears from the cacophony.
Read more at The Future is Green about the travesty of the modern lawn.
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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