Originally Posted by redsirenn
This is the gist of the concept of living sustainably - not wasting, using what you need to live, not living to use. You know, the whole "reduce, reuse, recycle"... and then purchase recycled products to complete the cycle..
I'm a serious amateur (soon to be professional) human ecologist and ecological designer, and am writing a book addressing the need for government land use regulation (and building code) changes in order to facilitate the creation or retrofitting of sustainable communities (e.g., ecovillages, etc.), so the whole sustainability question is core in my life.
My book, hopefully, will be useful to potential sustainable community builders (especially ecovillage folks) and advocates as a sort of "how to" handbook in dealing with government and bureaucracy.