Life’s Work: The kinds of growth we need

John Thackara

Over the ages, we’ve invested huge resources to keep the man-made world, and nature, separate – but those priorities are beginning to change. In hundreds of thousands of projects, people are reconnecting with living systems to meet practical needs in precarious times. The result, as their actions accumulate, is a cultural as well as physical transformation: A new and global ‘leave things better’ politics that affirms our codependency with the biosphere. The new politics take practical form in the creation of foodsheds and fibre sheds at the scale of the bioregion, and the concept of Buen Vivir or “good living” manifests a political concept of citizenship that includes all life, not just human life.

Posted Oct-2014

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