There is absolutely no doubt about it. A healthy economy today is directly in opposition to a healthy ecosystem. No question (from my point of view) that a nonsensical lifestyle bearing little resemblance to a harmonious whole, exists today.
The importance of money and profits increase daily. And with each passing day it also becomes more intrusive on the natural order of things. Pushing humanity back at the same time it pulls us forward into an even more artificial existence.
True and positive change for the health and well-being of ourselves and our planet will occur dramatically when the economics of society and our lifestyles are not diametrically opposed to the naturally occurring ecosystem of our planet.
It is not just about our ecological footprint, it is about the our whole body (all 7 billion+ of us) and how we are negatively impacting our planet.
For a single example: Compare the Stock Market on Wall street to a Stalk of grass (an untampered stalk of grass. Be it wheat, corn, or other). The Stalk is viewed as only representative of worth or value to the Stock of things, economic growth is the important aspect not the maintenance of natural ecological growth.
The naturally occurring stalk of grass has been radically changed within our great multinational agricultural world. And the stalk does not stand alone. Misuse of fossil fuel reigns supreme, in the name of economic growth, where all manner of change has occurred on our planet, sadly without (in most instances) taking into count the fragile relationships that all things have to each other in our natural world.
We are not a stupid people. We see the results everywhere and we’re beginning to feel them too. We are as much of the problem as we can be part of the solution. Which green is more important to you and your family’s future? It should be a no-brainer. But it isn’t. Money is seductive. And this means that those with power and money need us, as consumers to keep buying things.
Consuming is what we do best, in fact we are consuming not only our natural resources but our future, as well.
So as a consumer myself, I ask you this … Which green is more important to you?
8 thoughts on “Ecology vs Economy – Which green is more important?”
In this world – we need both. But – we need to be smart about it. If I HAD to choose – I’d choose to breathe. 😉
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
I’m with you,RoSy – a nice huge breath of clean fresh air! 🙂 xo
An ecological green, that of our environment, has always been the true green, the green we should all strive for. If there is one thing I have learned with this nomadic life I am leading for now, it is the importance of simplifying our lives and keeping our ecological footprint as small as possible. The dawn of a new day, the sun on my face, a walk through a pine-scented forest, the sun slipping below the horizon as I watch the waves race to shore, these are so much more valuable to me than having the latest gadget. This post resonates with me Penny…excellent! 🙂
Thank you LuAnn, your wonderful descriptions are like sunbeams falling on my face. You are absolutely correct! 🙂
I want a future for my centuries away descendants. I want to be reincarnated into a world that doesn’t need to worry about where the next glob of gas is coming from. Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world where we didn’t need to cut down trees for the fun of it.
Me to, Alastair. Yes it would be wonderful. Wonderfully so!
A cool posting Penny 🙂
Have a wonderful start to
your Thursday my sweet
Thanks Andro, although it’s Tuesday right now, I stay hopeful that my Wednesday will show up before Thursday, oh these long distance conversations … you’re the best! 🙂 xxx