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Education for Sustainability by Paul Clarke

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Exploration Four

Open source living: when sustainability is the way of life

There is no middle path. Do we join together to build an economy that is sustainable? Or do we stay with our environmentally unsustainable economy until it declines? It is not a goal that can be compromised. One way or another, the choice will be made by our generation. But it will affect life on earth for all generations to come.

Lester Brown, Eco-economy 2002

As our discussion has developed, we have been examining some basic themes of sustainable thinking, which concern:

  • scale – planetary
  • scope – centuries
  • stakes – civilization,

and we might add

  • speed – we need to act with intelligent haste,

to establish new conditions to sustain long term for community resilience ...

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