To help transition Japan to a peace promoting post-carbon country while enjoying every step of the process.
僕のビジョンは、祖国日本で、平和文化を育みポストカーボン(Post-Carbon) 社会を促進してゆく事です。

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tired of primitive living......

why not try civilisation!

While reading the chapter "Tools for the Transition to Sustainability" in the book Limits to Growth: The 30-year Update, I was reminded of the video above. The authors of the book state,
Sustainability and sufficiency and equity require structural change; they require a revolution, not in the political sense, like the French Revolution, but in the much more profound sense of the agricultural or industrial revolutions.
This sort of call for a cultural paradigm shift seems to be the theme of much of what I've been reading recently, like Sustainability by Design by Ehrenfeld and State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures From Consumerism to Sustainability by the World Watch Institute.

How to do that is what I want to explore and experiment with.

Anyways, the chapter in Limits to Growth then briefly explains the essence of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions and its implications. Then they quote historian Donald Worster,
The capitalists...promised that, through the technological dominiation of the earth, they could deliver a more fair, rational, efficient and productive life for everyone...Their method was simply to free individual enterprise from the bonds of traditional hierarchy and community, whether the bondage derived from other humans or the earth...
and that triggered the neurons that reminded me of the youtube video, which triggered further neurons that wrote this entry.

Now, back to reading the section titled,
"The Next Revolution: Sustainability"

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