The human race is in imminent danger of wrecking the World it inhabits.
As a species we are heating the World by flooding the atmosphere with our pollutants and
catastrophically changing the climate. We are erasing the Rain Forests (the "carbon
reservoirs" of our Planet) at an alarming rate. We are using up the Planet's mineral
resources faster and faster - and when they've gone ... they've gone
forever. We are reducing the glorious biodiversity of our Planet by wiping out
more and more
species. We fill our precious land and just-as-precious oceans,
rivers and lakes with toxic pollutants and untreated sewage. We over-fish, over-farm, over-eat (well, those in the privelidged position of
being able to, while many don't get to eat at all). We threaten
each other with more and more destructive technologies. We show selfish
disregard for the World which our children will inherit.
How will you answer when your grandchildren ask:
"Were there really whales in the sea, Granddad?" or "Why is it that only
rich people can afford to travel, Grandma?"
For the sake of ourselves, our children and their children's
children we need to
STOP taking from the exhaustible supplies which our World provided.
Once it's Gone ... it's GONE FOREVER!
|Humans have destroyed more than 30 per
cent of the natural world since 1970 with serious depletion of
the forest, freshwater and marine systems on which life depends.
Guardian 10 February 1998
Sustainable Living is a practical philosophy whereby we
strive to use only renewable (sustainable) resources to safeguard
the future for our children.
The most widely held definition of sustainable living
is that of the Brundtland Commission Report of 1987 which stated that we must
"meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
needs". Another way of putting it is that when people make decisions about how to use the Earth's resources
(water, forests, minerals, food, wildlife, etc.) they must take into account
not only how much of these resources they are using, what
processes they use to attain the resources and who has access to them,
they must also consider whether enough resources are going to be left for
our grandchildren to use?
For me this website has been a labour of love for our Planet.
I hope that you will read it's pages, understand my sentiments and
It's time to stop being selfish.
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Website last updated - 30 August 2004.