[permaculture] 3rd ethic; was: What I hope to achieve from this list ?

Nicollas permactiviste at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 02:27:52 EST 2009


I like the reformulation of the 3rd ethic by the IDEP PmC ressource book,
that is "care for the futur" which inludes people and consumption limit, and
introduces peak oil

Nicollas



2009/12/5 Robyn Francis <erda at nor.com.au>

> Been following the third ethic threads (current and a month or so ago) and
> I
> would like to share my perspective. I like the simplified catch cry of
> Earth
> Care, People Care, Fair Share, and for me "Fair Share" fully embodies all
> the the various versions of the third ethic.
>
> When I introduce Fair Share I begin with the concept of footprints - we
> live
> on a finite planet of finite resources. Fair Share implies living and
> working within our ecological footprint, this inherently requires
> recognising 'limits to growth and consumption' (both core issues at the
> heart of our global woes: GHG emissions, climate change, resource peaks
> etc). There is also a social obligation here as when we use more than our
> allocated global footprint we're effectively 'stealing' from the capacity
> of
> others to support themselves, in the present and future generations. Fair
> Share + People Care implies social equity.
> When there is a surplus on one place/system then it needs to be distributed
> or cycled in a manner that supports the first 2 ethics otherwise situations
> of environmental and/or social pollution/erosion will result.
>
> Terminologies like Footprints weren't around when the early pc books,
> including the manual, were written. I would dare to suggest that had this
> terminology existed we would see it mentioned and tied to ethic three.
> World
> population has virtually doubled since the the PDM was written, resource
> consumption and consumerism have both increased exponentially.
>
> Could say loads more but other urgent matters call, like finishing off my
> summer planting.
>
> Ciao
> Robyn
>
>
>
>
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