Civilization, Extinction Crisis, Sustainability

Progress or Apocalypse?

In the last 400 years, all evidence suggests that human knowledge and technological skill have increased more rapidly than in all of the approximately one million prior years of human existence. Over the same few centuries, the health of all biological communities has been in an ever-accelerating decline. This is no coincidence, for every facet of human “progress” has direct…

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Civilization, Extinction Crisis, Sustainability

Facts to Ponder

Over the years, I have occasionally retained some facts that reflect the magnitude of damage to the living world by this modern way of living. The facts below are a little old at this point, but still relevant today. From The Hydrogen Economy by Jeremy Rifkin: • Every day, an average city of 1 million people requires over 4 million…

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Climate Change, Sustainability

Sustainability in a Climate Crisis?

Focusing solely on what living sustainably might look like in the near future seems an inadequate response to the multiple threats life on this planet currently faces. The world is changing so rapidly now, due to the climate crisis and the accelerating pace of habitat destruction, that what is sustainable in a bioregion today may not be so in just…

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Food, Sustainability

Feral Food, Medicine & Fiber

We believe that ways of living that will ensure food supplies into the future in our region will be a result of restoration of native plant and animal habitat, keenly observing and shaping the feral pig-oak relationship, and using “invasive”, and feral plants. We love native plants and see them as the foundation of a sustainable future, but non-native plants…

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