We Can't Get There From Here

The following is a transcript of a speech by Douglas Barnes given to the Belleville chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women in Belleville, Ontario on February 17th, 2011 and to the Ottawa Permaculture Convergence on June 25, 2011

Today, we’ll be looking at the state of the world through the lens of sustainability. Then we will examine what are claimed to be our societal goals to try to unravel how we got where we are today. Finally, we will look at a methodology to put ourselves on a sustainable path along with a few examples of this methodology put into action.

Well, to talk about sustainability, we really are going to have to understand what it is. Otherwise ongoing attempts to reduce it to a meaningless marketing term will succeed. For instance, one infamous agrichemical company has marketed its glyphosate herbicide as a means of “creating sustainable pastures.”

The surfactant in their product is highly toxic to amphibians.Amphibians, an indicator of healthy ecosystems, are killed by the surficant in glyphosate.


Read the full article at: https://www.permaculturereflections.com/we-cant-get-there-from-here/


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