Gerry Canavan

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Seven Steps Toward a Sustainable Society

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Seven steps toward a sustainable society from Anne and Paul Ehrlich, recently submitted for President-elect Obama’s consideration via change.gov, via Dot Earth.

#1: Put births on a par with deaths.
#2: Put conserving on a par with consuming.
#3: Transform the consumption of education.
#4: Judge technologies not just on what they do for people but also to people and their life-support systems.
#5: Rapidly expand our empathy.
#6: Decide what kind of world we all want.
#7: Determine the institutions and arrangements best suited to govern a planetary society with a maximum of freedom within the constraints of sustainability.

Written by gerrycanavan

November 10, 2008 at 5:47 pm