3. SETTING LIMITS TO POPULATION AND CONSUMPTION: By governing our own needs, we
can set resources aside to further the above principles. Setting limits to
population is not about limiting people's free movement, tight border controls
and a one child policy. Its about working to achieve a stable human population,
using a number of key strategies. These include: access to family planning;
helping people to meet their basic needs of clean water, adequate food, and
basic healthcare and education; education for girls.
The third ethic recognises that:
a. The Earth’s resources are limited.
b. These resources need to be shared amongst many beings.
Permaculture seeks to divide these resources fairly amongst people, animals
and plants alike, not forgetting future generations who will need food,
water and shelter just as much as we do now. Its 'one planet living'.
The 'Prime Directive of Permaculture'
"The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own
existence and that of our children." Bill Mollison.
paul wheaton wrote:
The bottom line is that once you take a PDC, you get to use the word permaculture on your stuff. I took a PDC. I have visited a lot of farms that say that they are doing permaculture and I really don't see it. But they took a PDC so they get to call it permaculture. That's the system. People that have taken a PDC can put bubble gum on the end of a stick and call it permaculture if they want. It is unfortunate, but that's the way it is.
paul wheaton wrote:A friend emailed to say he was watching the Mollison/Lawton PDC DVD and Mollison says "I think the eco fascists should be forced to eat nothing but native plants because it will kill them all quicker than anything else"
(edit: Jeez... I just realized how old this thread is. Sorry... I'm new here.)[/quote wrote:
Thanks for bringing this subject back to light. I consider myself a newbie and appreciate older topics that are still relevant today.