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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 11 2011,11:15   

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How do you live a "good" life (whatever that may mean)?


I think it's a start if you are concerned enough to consider the issues. Being good ecologically usually involves economic choices. For example, we are building (well, strictly, my excellent mašon, Moustapha, is building) a new house. Size, choice of materials (straw bales and old tyres a step too far for me), insulation levels, type of heating (Mrs F has ruled out oil or gas so its logs and/or a heat pump) all have an ecological consideration that comes at a cost. You do what you can to tread lightly on the Earth but convincing others that excessive consumption and continued economic growth is undesirable and unsustainable may achieve more than individual action.

  
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