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"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." Jane Austen


"In giving food to other beings and species we maintain conditions for our own food security. In feeding earthworms we feed ourselves. In feeding cows, we feed the soil, and in providing food for the soil, we provide food for humans. This worldview of abundance is based on sharing and on a deep awareness of humans as members of the earth family. This awareness that in impoverishing other beings, we impoverish ourselves and in nourishing other beings, we nourish ourselves is the real basis of sustainability." Vandana Shiva


"Localisation means finding a balance that has been lost between local, regional, national and international markets. It does not mean that there is no open trade, but that companies have less control and communities more over what is produced and how. It means that what is traded is done fairly, to mutal advantage" Ed Mayo


"Growth for the sake of growth is the philosophy of the cancer cell." Edward Abbey


"There are many ways to be poor, but in today's world not having the right kind of information represents a certain kind of poverty. As long as outsiders decide what is important and are in a position to ask all of the questions, we will never be able to solve our own problems. Without information we are nothing at all and have no power to understand things or to change our life. If Inuit society is to develop we must be able to collect and use information according to our own terms." A Nunavik Inuk


"Democracy is a promise that the excluded voices are needed to form a greater whole." Alan Briskin


"The poetry of the earth is never dead." John Keats


"Sometimes, even if he has to do it alone, and his conduct seems to be mad, a man must set an example, and so draw people's souls out of their solitude, and spur them to some act of brotherly love, that the great idea does not die." Dostoyevsky, 'The Brothers Karamazov'


"The public gets what it asks for: ask for the "good stuff" and that's what they'll have to supply, Similarly, refuse to buy the "bad stuff" and the market for it will collapse. The power of the public is potentially enormous - let's use it." Bill Oddie


"If the garbage man calls, tell him we don't want any" Groucho Marx / Reduce, reuse, repair & recycle


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