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  • "And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time" T. S. Eliot


  • "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Plato


  • "Permaculture inspires empowerment, cooperation and self-reliance. The greatest contribution you can make is to take responsibility for your own actions, to look after your children, and connect with the people around you in your community." Andy Holdaway, www.permaculture.org.uk


  • The Economic Conundrum of an Aging Population
    "The shift to a stable population will increase the "dependency ratio" of old to young. While that may stem environmental decline, it could bring economic hardship to the countries that first achieve it. The only real chance of escaping this dilemma is to eliminate the huge economic inequities that now prevail in the world." Robert Ayres, Professor Emeritus of Management and Environment at the INSEAD European Business School, World Watch Magazine, September/ October 2004


  • "You can't have everything; where would you put it?" Steven Wright / Green Purchasing



  • "...to take animals off farms and put them on feedlots is to take an elegant solution — animals replenishing the fertility that crops deplete — and neatly divide it into two problems: a fertility problem on the farm and a pollution problem on the feedlot. The former problem is remedied with fossil-fuel fertilizer; the latter is remedied not at all." Michael Pollan W quotes Wendell Berry W in his An Open Letter to the Farmer in Chief, October 2008


  • "To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders, nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it." President Barack Hussein Obama, Inaugural Address, Source:The White House, January 2009



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