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You could have the healthiest bank account in the world, but if the system you inhabit is sick, it won’t do you any good. We must work to heal Earth’s systems to protect ourselves.

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System Health

You could have the healthiest bank account in the world, but if the system you inhabit is sick, it won’t do you any good. We must work to heal Earth’s systems to protect ourselves.

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China Leads in Clean Energy Investments – What are we going to do about it? http://ping.fm/BKvIH

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Earth Hour 2010 – The Big Picture – Click on each picture http://ping.fm/hLDKy

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A map of the conservation economy http://ping.fm/TBFid

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US Gets First Product Stewardship Framework Law – Integrating the cost of recycling into the product http://ping.fm/RTdpt

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I ran across this video on Youtube while searching for videos about sustainability. Bill Mollison argues that the techno fantasy of being able to sustain our current trajectory of economic growth is not possible without an abundance of new sources of energy. I think he fails to see how rapidly renewable energy is being developed around the world especially how those the growth rates are exponential. Whether or not we can develop these before the availability of oil starts to decline remains to be seen, but I think once we realize we have reached peak oil there will be an even greater worldwide push to develop more sustainable sources of energy.

Permaculture is an interesting set of ideas and was the forerunner to sustainability. It integrates whole systems thinking around agriculture and the social networks it interfaces with. Most of the same concepts and theories in permaculture can be found in other current sustainability writings.

I do agree with him that we should be using Earth’s resources in a more efficient manner and exploiting synergies in our agricultural processes.

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