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Forum Post: More Than Sustainability, Restoration.

Posted 11 months ago on Nov. 4, 2013, 11:02 p.m. EST by greenanarchosyndicalist (85)
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Sustainability is not going to cut it. What we need is restoration. Restoration of the earth and thus of ourselves. Call it hippy bullshit if you want but it is true.

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

public parks museums hospitals

[-] 1 points by greenanarchosyndicalist (85) 11 months ago

i was thinking restore the wetlands, restore the forests, bring food production and industry back to america.we also need to change lifestyle. do away with cars for trains. re-found communities.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

there needs to be more money circulating

[-] -2 points by greenanarchosyndicalist (85) 11 months ago

85 billion a month isn't enough for ya? how about we do away with money as a means of exchange. then value added items would have well real value wouldn't they?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

I mean money that moves for labor and services

not for money

[-] 0 points by greenanarchosyndicalist (85) 11 months ago

libraries and gardens too.

[-] -3 points by Narley (284) 11 months ago

Your vision is admirable, but people aren’t going to give up cars and trains. This isn’t 1870. Besides, I’m not sure doing away with transportation has much to do with building communities and restoring nature. Your idea is valiant, but people aren’t willingly going to give up their comfortable lives and live off the grid.

[-] 0 points by greenanarchosyndicalist (85) 11 months ago

has nothing to do with it being 1870. you don't have to give up a comfortable life or live off the grid. simply understanding the problem will go along way towards you making a change in your own life. suggesting people cant take public transport ( i can think of a few cities they already do) is simply ridiculous. saying we can't refashion our lives to be more efficient is ignorant at best. there are localized systems of transportation that are better for the environment and the pocketbook. like most people you don't seem to see the forest for the trees. besides that job you are rushing to get to most likely creates no real value and serves no real purpose. you can't put a monetary figure on the natural world.

[-] -2 points by Narley (284) 11 months ago

You seem angry? All I’m saying is your vision of everyone giving up their cars isn’t going to happen. From a practical standpoint it isn’t feasible. Maybe I’m the cynic here, but the masses aren’t in tune with nature. Most don’t care. That’s just the way it is and unlikely to change. You are correct, people don’t see the forest for the trees.

As for my do nothing job. I’m retired and I spend several hours almost every day walking the trails behind my house. I enjoy nature and walking. I also own a farm which I don’t live on right now. I choose to live in the suburbs to be near family at the moment, but spend a lot of time on my farm. In short I think I have a better appreciation of nature than most folks.

As I said in my previous post, I think your vision is admirable. It’s just niave. It’s not going to happen.

[-] 0 points by greenanarchosyndicalist (85) 11 months ago

its happening already.

[-] 0 points by Narley (284) 11 months ago

No, it's not. Not even a little bit.