My personal demands for the Occupy movement

1: remove the ability of special interests to influence politics, through enacting into law publicly funded¬†elections. Governments should be beholden to all people equally, all nature and future people and nature.2: shift from a system of representative democracy to suitable forms of participatory democracy.3: within national and global policies, place economy firmly as a subset … Continue reading My personal demands for the Occupy movement

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some ideas on how to create sustainable society, part 4

All new houses built could be required by law to install solar geysers and solar panels (if no access to a clean energy generation is available, such as wind power) as well as energy conservation strategies e.g. passive solar, orientation, roofing colour (to reduce the need for air conditioning and heating). All pre-built buildings and … Continue reading some ideas on how to create sustainable society, part 4

some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 3: ecosystems and agriculture

Regarding plants, animals and biodiversity, what one could term natural communities, there seems to be this play-off between conservationists, and human development and resource use. Human development is an easy one to understand and justify, but resource use does not justify turning rainforest into palm oil plantations, soy and cattle enterprises - when all these … Continue reading some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 3: ecosystems and agriculture

some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 2

This covers the idea of assets such as land, energy and water, and how they may be treated when viewed through the lens of sustainability and equality..I believe with a carbon tax in place, locally manufactured goods would become relatively more affordable. This may result in a boost to local industries and the strengthening of … Continue reading some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 2

Some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 1

These are some thoughts about how to use a carbon tax in the realms of transport.Regarding climate change, the greatest medium- and long-term threat to the survival as a species, transport is a huge contributor to GHG emissions...Despite the frustrations of years of failed global climate talks, we all know there ought to be enforceable … Continue reading Some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 1