Thursday, July 26, 2012

Get to know your Mother

"Sustainable development seeks to eradicate poverty in order to live will, not generate wealthy people who live at the expense of the poor.  The goal is the satisfaction of basic human needs in order to allow for the development of human capabilities and human happiness, strengthening community among human beings and with Mother Earth"   Bolivia's Proposal:"The Rights of Nature" par. 5
Read this statement more than once; let it soak into your meaning of life.

Monday, July 23, 2012


We were made from the dust of the stars and the muck of the earth.

How are we treating our MOTHER?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Repeat

For those of you joining the blog, this Youtube video appeared a year ago and is yet another explanation of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Reading a UN document can be mind boggling.  Congratulations IF you have read "The Future We Want"!!!

If you are still confused as to what SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT is all about, here is another look.

This diagram gives the what the UN calls the "three pillars of sustainable development": ECOLOGY, ECONOMY, SOCIETY.

The UN is very insistent that any solution to sustainability MUST include all three, if the program is to be effective.

A critique of the 1992 Rio Conference is that too much emphasis was placed on finance. 
Rio+20 states that sustainability results from a green economy and the eradication of poverty.
This Youtube is another look at SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

Let's move in this direction.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rio+20 Outcome Document: "The Future We Want"

This is THE document from the Rio+20Conference.  The reaction to this UN document was mixed, as you have read in the recent blogs.  My response is that this is a starting point.  It can be a starting point for you as well.  Gathering your friends and those wanting to respond to the dangerous predicament of our planet. Read this document, come to an understanding of sustainable development,and begin your discussion of what YOU can do locally for this earth that shares its life with us.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More about the Rio+20 Conference

To be informed and NOT entertained, let me introduce you to The Guardian and its coverage of world events. 

Guardian features editor Ian Katz stated in 2004 that "...  it is no secret we are a centre-left newspaper ... columnist Jackie Ashley said that editorial contributors were a mix of "right-of-centre libertarians, greens, Blairites, Brownites, Labourite but less enthusiastic Brownites, etc" and that the newspaper was "clearly left of centre and vaguely progressive". She also said that "you can be absolutely certain that come the next general election, The Guardian's stance will not be dictated by the editor, still less any foreign proprietor...  (The Guardian - Wikipedia)

"Despite the criticisms of the Earth summit in Brazil ? many echoing the 1992 meeting ? much that was positive emerged." John Vidal, Wednesday June 27 2012,