♥ In Your Hands
Why peace? Peace is a necessary condition in the sustainability equation. Our environmental problems are human-made and relate directly to the ill-advised and inequitable appropriation of resources.
We can be more fair to those peoples from whom our economy has historically extracted resources without consent, approval and corrective local input. Especially, we can avoid using force to get our way. Force takes many forms. It’s pretty simple: stealing is not ok. If you steal, it makes people agitated. Then, bad things tend to happen. Force is not earth-friendly.
Our public policy can be more informed and wise. We can restore a sense of justice to ease the damage already done. But for this to work, we need real local input.
Social fieldwork can go a long way to strengthening natural resource policy and community development, but with less contention between environmentalists and local people.
Social fieldwork is a good way to get a handle on whether a stated outcome is actually achieved. We need to be systematic about participatory local evaluation. We can get ourselves on track by focusing on indicators of community well-being and ecosystem stewardship.
Real local input is necessary to equitably protecting and restoring all we care about including air, water and most especially, peace!
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