You're so right. "sometimes progress means taking a step back." A few years ago I measured my ecological footprint for the first time, and I felt SO self-righteous when I learned that my lifestyle requires only about half the resources of the typical U.S. citizen. But that meant if everyone lived like me we'd need 3.58 planet Earths! _I_ am the very definition of unsustainable.
He drew a circle that shut me out-- Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in! -Edwin Markham
i been reading most of the posts in this forum....and have just a few suggestions. We(I) need to deal with our own individual footprint on earth.......150 years ago everyone dealt with their environmental impact as they had to deal with the waste of living . What we look on as green is merely a throwback to many who have preceded us on this earth. Before...the oil Barron's rose from the ashes. Today we have fine examples of many trying to live in harmony with nature...much as the amish still do and those who devote their lives to it. we have invested time and energy developing so called green products Many of which we are not allowed to use because of the laws we have made... building codes...land zoning...sanitation ordinances...etc...Just look at the waste we as americans accept in our daily lives.....oil..gas..gasoline...ozone holes...toxic fumes and radiation....I live in the boonies and here where wind turbines have made an appearance.....the so called civilized citizens don't want the noise...I guess its pick your poison.........high power humming electric line or buzzy turbines or nuclear waste(we don't know where to put it?) we each as individuals have to decide to make a difference ourselves...it may be a need to return our lives to simpler time and tone our wants and needs to those necessary for human life.......OR it may be legislated for us after some disaster? Sorry for venting.....i have seen some really original ideas here......some better than others for me....but good ideas just the same Peace to all
Edited by: SSKELTON1 at: 7/26/2011 (15:07)
And the spirit fills the darkness of the heavens
It fills the endless yearning of the soul
It lives within a star too far to dream of
It lives within each part and is the whole
It's the fire and the wings that fly us home
Fly us home, fly us home
Words by Joe Henry, music by John Denver from Wings that Fly Us Home
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.