“Change that is required is a change of consciousness.”
Modern civilization has largely fallen into a dualism that seems to put ecology and economy as two opposing forces. In reality, the two are interrelated.
The root of both words, eco-logy and eco-nomy, comes from the Greek oikos, meaning household, dwelling place, or habitat.
Ecology is about interactions of natural communities. It is the story of where we live (the earth). Economy is about household management. It means thrift and sound management of our personal and communal resources. In today’s modern economy, however, waste, blunder and negligence are the norm.
There are so many ways people can do things differently.
Recently I was inspired by a few paragraphs from Global Chorus, 365 voices for the Future of the Planet…
Along with these images, I share with you the voice of Osvald Bjelland…
We need to break the link between the pursuit of human ambition and the depletion of the natural environment. To move people and goods without warming the climate.
To transform waste into a resource.
To redirect consumption away from the accumulation of stuff.
To power ourselves – heat our homes, preserve our food and light our lamps – without making our air unbreathable.
In short, we need to reinvent growth.
It is all too easy too dismiss these aims as lofty dreams. Yet they are no more loftier than the telephone was during the last days of the telegram, nor any more improbable than the internal combustion engine was when the preferred mode of transportation was the horse-drawn carriage.
In fact, I would argue that it is those who call change impractical who are the impractical ones…
I believe in human ingenuity, and that by working together… the balance between our natural and human resources can be restored.
founder of the Global leadership and Technology Exchange Partnership.
Cheers to the solar age that’s dawning
~ Bruce ~