We humans no longer know how to live on this planet. We have attempted to set ourselves over and above Nature as its Grand Manipulator, as if it was all put here for our use, as if it was given to us as our factory full of raw materials to exploit for our pleasure and convenience. We have to partner with the Earth, to live according to its nature – and our own – because it is the same thing. Some thoughts on this, and on our vision for the Center for New Creation.
Posts Tagged ‘biocapacity’
Most economists and policymakers tell us what we need more of is economic growth. But economic growth is not growth at all. It is depletion, using up, and it is taking us down a terrible road. We need to deny them this future.
Photo credit: Isaac Brekken for The New York Times
Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning I should know this by now. Whenever I get really down about our future, I should go talk to high school kids. I seem to always walk away moved and inspired. We made a mess of things, I tell them, and we’re leaving you a difficult future. […]
Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: [This post is longer than usual but stuff I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I hope you will take time to read it, comment, and share it with others. And then please consider a donation to keep this project moving along.] Are we really coming to the […]