As Buckminster Fuller so poignantly said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
So close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax. Now start to imagine the ideal world you’d like to live in. Here are some things I’d like to see:
– Forest gardens everywhere: no industrial agri farming with toxic sprays and fertilizers. The world could be literally covered in food producing forests since we know it’s possible to regreen the deserts.
– Ecovillages built with sustainable, natural building materials: We believe that community is an essential building block for creating a cooperative and sustainable world. The structures and wisdom of community are both a means and an end to meeting the needs of all people and the planet, and must be available, understood, appreciated, and developed. We envision cooperative communities of all kinds working together to meet these needs.
– Sustainable energy: Technologies that promote sustainable energy include renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, bioenergy, tidal power and also technologies designed to improve energy efficiency.
– Local self governance: Decentralisation of powers is a pre-requisite of a democratic society. Local self-government implies the decentralisation of powers so that the elected bodies may function independently with authority and resources to bring about economic development and social justice. For sure, I do not want to see a top down, one world government as some are proposing.
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