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.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Man Born to Farming by Wendell Berry

The Man Born to Farming
The grower of trees, the
gardener, the man born to farming,
whose hands reach into
the ground and sprout,
to him the soil is a
divine drug. He enters into death yearly, and comes back
rejoicing. He has seen the light lie down in the dung heap, and
rise again in the corn. His thought passes along
the row ends like a mole.
What miraculous seed has
he swallowed
that the unending
sentence of his love flows out of his mouth
like a vine clinging in
the sunlight, and like water
descending in the dark? - Wendell Berry

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A Wendell Berry quote

"We have been winning, to our inestimable loss, a competition against our own land and our own people. At present, what we have to show for this 'victory' is a surplus of food. But this is a surplus achieved by the ruin of its sources." from Nature As Measure 1989

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Personal Sustainability quote of the day

The key is changing our habits and, in particular, the habits of our mind. - Pema Chodron