Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Going green: rational not religious

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Just been reading about the efforts of an author to get his book Green Messiah published (see the online story 'Is being green the new religion?'). A new religion based on environmentalism and giving up democracy both sound highly undesirable to me!! How socially sustainable could it be??

No, the basis of change and progress is questioning not faith. Making democratic choices based on evidence and reason is fundamental to a society that is able to sustain itself long term. Electing representatives to take decisions for our communities/society and participating in decision making between elections is a vital aspect of sustainability.

The best available social, economic and environmental evidence indicates we should go green. The case for building a sustainable society is therefore a rational one.