Degrowth

  • (this is from an email I wrote to somebody around 2003. We aren’t there yet, but it’s interesting to see that lots of the pieces to make what’s described below happen are already in place, even if in ways I’d have not imagined back then) Let’s make cities with more condos, to save space and energy. With lots of city parks, locally administered. Above all, with cars out of the way.
  • Mother Earth law in Bolivia would give nature legal rights, specifically the rights to life and regeneration, biodiversity, water, clean air, balance, and restoration, mandating a fundamental ecological reorientation of Bolivia’s economy and society, as in: moving to renewable energy development of new economic indicators that assess the ecological impact of all economic activity. Goodbye GDP! ecological audits of all private and state companies regulation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions development of policies of food and renewable energy sovereignty research and investment of resources in energy efficiency, ecological practices, and organic agriculture requiring that all companies and individuals be accountable for environmental contamination with a duty to restore damaged environments.