The aspect that interests me more
The transformational ethos is: eco-communitarian.
You can see that there are two aspects, the ecological and the communitarian.
Eco … Village:
Our project offers education regarding both.
I’m not so interested in the ecological aspect. That’s only because I take it for granted. That aspect gets widely celebrated every Earth Day. Its radical, transformational message is that we need to live more lightly.
To me, that’s kind of: Duh.
Notice that there is no Go-Back-to-Living-Locally Day that’s widely celebrated.
That aspect is even more radical, even more transformational. It interests me more re: the different direction we need to go in.
Can you even imagine a world where humans live more locally and more simply, characterized by devolution of power (no more political or economic empires), humanly-scaled institutions, less stuff, fewer gadgets, less long-distance travel, no cars or highways, more wild habitat, etc.?
Helena Norberg-Hodge can imagine it:
Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith could imagine it:
Many are listening to Bill McKibben. Great. Not many are yet listening to Helena or Jerry or Edward: