We’re not shy here. This is from the Holgren’s Permaculture site.
The Earth is a living, breathing entity. Without ongoing care and nurturing there will be consequences too big to ignore.
The icon of the young plant represents organic growth, a key ingredient in sustaining life on Earth.
Care of the Earth can be taken to mean caring for the living soil. The state of the soil is often the best measure for the health and well-being of society. There are many different techniques for looking after soil, but the best method to tell if soil is healthy is to see how much life exists there.
Our forests and rivers are the lungs and veins of our planet, that help the Earth live and breathe, supporting many diverse life forms. All life forms have their own intrinsic value, and need to be respected for the functions that they perform – even if we don’t see them as useful to our needs.
By reducing our consumption of ‘stuff’, we reduce our impact on the environment, which is the best way to care for all living things.
There’s a false argument out there that our choice is “Economy vs. Environment.” That’s a load of complete and total crap. Want to know how you can have both? Check this out — the Blue Economy, where business is based on physics rather than chemistry. Yep — one of the founders tried to start out a Blue Economy business here (The Coffee — Pulp-to-Protein — program).
Out there, somewhere in L.A., a startup company was producing bacteria to clean up toxins and their technique was producing rapid results. If anyone has heard of this specific local company, please drop us the information.
Did you know that the Valley Economic Development Center, through the San Fernando Valley Green Team, was trying to get recycling centers back into the Valley (as opposed to shipping it to China, which it currently is)?
And finally, a thought — different political factions (federal, state, local) all declared a ‘green agenda’ for reviving society. What if the resources they promised were used to alter the characteristics of the Valley by attracting entertainment (IP products can be resource-lite), food (we have many cultures here) and micro-manufacturing (ever heard of 3-D printers?) . We can improve our earth AND our social structures all in one blow. Maybe. Something to think about, yes?
More coming as we get it…