By Bill Mollison and VIFarms
Think about the long-term cosequences of your actions. plan ahead for sustainability. Every desision makes a difference in your life, collectively we affect the planet.
When possible use species native to area. Avoid introduction of potencially invasive spieces.
Cultivate the smallest possible land area, anywhere you can. Plan for small-scale, energy-efficient intensive systems rather than large-scale energy-consuming systems. Learn on small-scale. An acre of multi-leveled food forest can provide for entire family.
be diverse, polycultural (opposite to monocultural). This provides stability and helps to be ready for change, environmental or social.
use low-energy environmental(solar, wind, water, geothermal) and biological (plant, animal) systems to conserve and generate energy. example: heating water with compost pile in winter, heating greenhouses with compost pile and chicken coop inside. use the natural energy of physics to your advantage- gravity, wind cycles, solar and lunar cycles.
use everything at it optimum level and recycle all wastes. reuse things. aviod using plastics as much as you can. have your personal silver spoon to eat, lightweight mug to take with you ( my grandfather used alluminium mug and silver spoon he went through the WW2 with)
bring food growing back to the cities where it always has been in sustainable societies
assist people to be self-relient and promote community responsibility.
work where it counts (plant a tree where it will survive, assist people who want to learn)
see solutions, not problems.
care for the earth and all living and non-living creatures- harmless activities, active conservation, ethical and frugal use of resources. There is intrinsic worth in every living and non-living thing of nature. Treat yourself, people and nature with great care.