Dr Wayne Cartwright ~ A courageous statement for Strong Sustainability

Interviewed by Tim LynchOctober 13, 2010
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In this full blown analysis of the immediate environmental challenges facing us, he offers a number of solutions plus strategic concepts.

Imagine a large circle, this is the Earths environment, then visualize another smaller circle within that - this circle is seen as Society, and within this circle a much smaller circle again - this is the Economy.

This is the concept of Strong Sustainability.

The environment takes precedence having been around us for eons, society for millennia and economics and industry very recently.

Listen to a very coherent environmental statement on the critical factors of what is happening on planet earth today, and what is at stake.

If you are a deep ecologist, a committed permaculture adherent, or a staunch environmental activist, you already understand the enormity of what is happening. However, for mainstream society, this crucial interview fills in the vital gaps.

Our global commons is under assault from our industrial and farming practices. The ‘global commons is that which is not owned by people, corporations or governments. For example the atmospheric envelope that surrounds our planet and the global seas and oceans are free for the human species to use.

Subjects covered

Magnitude and speed of change, and that politicians don't understand what the environment is. That most of our corporate leaders don't get it either. Plus what is the steady-state economy?

That a new paradigm of ethics needs to be entered into and that shifting values away from accumulated material things (to a lesser degree) would be a very prudent action.

The priority for learning institutions is to teach new skills of what is happening, in particular leadership skills being an imperative.

Also, how do people become AWARE of what is happening and what is then required?

This insightful interview is a call for unity of peoples and purpose from the local to the global. And the important question, do we have reverence for nature as well as reverence for ourselves?

In a commercial world that sells us distractions at a discount, how long can we avoid the obvious and deny the inevitable when so much is at stake?

Will Crew Members of Spaceship Earth awaken to this mission in time to bring our Ship and Crew safely through?

This is an interview for those who are courageous and bold.



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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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