Inspiring ecological leadership, awareness
Issues involving environmental protection, climate disruption, human over-population, extinction and much more, will be discussed in a lecture today entitled, “Is Prosperity Incompatible with Posterity?”
Denis Hayes, the national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970 and president and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, will visit the University [of Oregon] to discuss how society can restructure ideals to pay closer attention to ecology and prevent the future exhaustion of the environment.
“I will describe some core elements of an alternative, more attractive vision and explore how to organize to achieve it,” Hayes said. “In a nutshell, it is a super-efficient, renewably powered society designated with careful attention to ecological principles and an eye to not disrupting the great cycles of life.”
1. Don't prosper
2. Don't enjoy hot showers
3. Don't travel for leisure
4. Don't have children
5. No air conditioning
Really, do you NEED an iPod? Do you NEED more than one pair of shoes? Do you NEED living spaces that are larger than a closet?
If you believe in "climate disruption" (the lastest poll tested phrase) and have more than the very bare minimum to exist then you must feel like total scum all the time.