Sunday, August 07, 2011

Thinking long...

Sustainability? Does that mean patching everything up and squeezing our planet dry of its resources so we can carry on living our industrial society way of life for another few years? Or does it mean making a transition to a way of life that can be supported by the planet's resources indefinitely? Surely we should be thinking not just a few years ahead but thousands of years - isn't it just common sense?

It's always nice to find people who agree with you, in this case there's the Long Now Foundation, well worth checking out their seminars such as Saul Griffith's "Climate change re-calculated".
I've heard experienced gardeners say that their work is primarily about building and maintaining healthy soils rather than looking after plants - that's the same idea isn't it?
Entrance to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, currently preserving 400,000 seeds representing about a third of the world's most important food crops

Inside, a tunnel leads into the mountain to the vault itself

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