• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

what's the word for it?  RSS feed

 
Posts: 1983
Location: Southern New England, seaside, avg yearly rainfall 41.91 in, zone 6b
71
bee books chicken forest garden fungi trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Humanists act for the benefit of the human race and for the well being of other humans. Right? I mean, I'm simplifying it but basically that's the idea.

I'm trying to think of what to call a philosophy which acts for the benefit of the macro ecosystem and individual ecosystems. Compostist? Second Church of Dirt?
 
Posts: 3366
Location: Kansas Zone 6a
33
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Permaculturist.

 
Matu Collins
Posts: 1983
Location: Southern New England, seaside, avg yearly rainfall 41.91 in, zone 6b
71
bee books chicken forest garden fungi trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Of course! But there is so much conflict about that word. So much division and contention, like anything out there. I'm looking for a new word.
 
Mother Tree
Posts: 10486
Location: Portugal
1192
bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar tiny house wofati
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The closest I can come up with is ecologist.
 
R Scott
Posts: 3366
Location: Kansas Zone 6a
33
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Even if you come up with a new word, it will get controversial and corrupted . Some will corrupt it for their own greed, some will because of jealousy and hate. That is how evil works.

 
Posts: 236
Location: Seattle, WA
12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I say embrace and engage the conflict head on. The fact is that most people still don't know what the word is, so go out in the world and be the first example of what people see as a permaculturist. Then later on, when they see some conflict around some permaculture issue, they will remember you, and what you stood for, and wonder why someone would have a problem with it.
 
steward
Posts: 8019
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
299
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Macrobiolosopher?

 
steward
Posts: 1793
Location: Western Kentucky-Climate Unpredictable Zone 6b
104
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Keepers of the Sacred Web . Ecocentrists { ecocentric } . Human Geo-gnomes . To help clarify the ecocentric worldview I think we should reclaim the use of all "shit" words . Bullshit . Horseshit . Chickenshit. No more should they be used to slur or diminish a person or their worldview . Shit is such great stuff . So , if someone utters a great truth we can yell "Bullshit !" in praise . Someone who goes above and beyond and takes a few punches for Mother Earth can rightfully be dubbed "Chickenshit" and wear that label in pride. When we critique a great book "What a pile of steaming Horseshit " to warrant a five star review. Maybe in this forum - until everyone is co-opted and the linguistic transition has taken place - an emoticon of the earth next to the shit word would wink at you . Lets you know it's the ecocentric definition of Bullshit.
 
pollinator
Posts: 1223
Location: northern northern california
85
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
deep ecologist

http://home.ca.inter.net/~greenweb/DE-Platform.html

http://www.joannamacy.net/deepecology/the-ecological-self.html

and one more since its such a great theme for exploring:

http://www.deepecology.org/deepecology.htm

also
living systems thinker, or systems scientist?

http://patternmind.org/pattern-thinking/living-systems-thinking/

more joanna macy, who is a wonderful teacher of the thing you are talking about:

http://www.joannamacy.net/livingsystems/how-life-self-organizes.html

http://www.joannamacy.net/livingsystems/the-nature-of-our-power.html


holistic, or even holistic healer

 
What does a metric clock look like? I bet it is nothing like this tiny ad:
Solar ovens, haybox cooker - What would you build to go with a rocket oven?
https://permies.com/t/89917/Solar-ovens-haybox-cooker-build
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!