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Shaping Regina... Brett says that in our culture people tend to find fulfillment through material consumption
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/18/2006 - 17:24.
In today's Plain Dealer, columnist Regina Brett posted an editorial acknowledging the decline of PD readership and asking readers to offer suggestions. " How should we change? What do we do to attract young people without alienating the faithful?" I can offer an easy answer: " “When we talk about moving toward sustainability, we need to talk about at least three things,” he says. “Changing the economic structure we’re all working in, changing the culture we live in, and changing our own individual consumption patterns.”
My advice to the PD is that all their stakeholders (that means you, too, Egger and Regina) go to http://www.royalsaskmuseum.ca/gallery/life_sciences/footprint_mx_2005.swf and take your Ecological Footprint (this is a different test than previously posted on realneo) and publish the results by name in the PD, with an analysis of the implications on the next seven generations. And then, just as you battle obesity or breast cancer, battle ecological irresponsibility. When the rest of the community sees you leading by example, we will follow in good behavior focused on positive change, and the PD can say, we make a positive difference. For now, we all assume you are part of the problem. Are you? My ecological footprint is 2.6 hectares... what about you, Regina? Mr. Egger? The collective PD community?