LIVING SUSTAINABLY

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.
(Margaret Mead)

Living Sustainably centres on Vegan Permaculture – vegan organic stockfree agriculture & horticulture, and the ethical & sustainable application of technologies which would aim to provide basic needs for everyone without compromising the planet’s resources, thus helping to slow down and reverse climate change.

We also place great emphasis on preserving the rainforests, whilst also promoting the planting and use of trees which, in turn, will protect wildlife that suffers as a result of the destruction of natural habitats.

Permaculture

Coined from the words ‘PERMAnent and agriCULTURE‘ in 1978 by two Australians, David Holmgren (at that time a graduate student) and Bill Mollison (his professor), the term was originally known as ‘Permanent Agriculture’ and described a system of agricultural strategies to create sustainable food growing methods.

It was eventually shortened to Permaculture – but the ethos is now expanded to stand for “permanent culture”, developing into a philosophy and holistic way of living sustainably, encompassing all aspects of how we can live harmoniously relating to Planet Earth and its finite resources.

Permaculture utilises many forms of ethical technology and design including: ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management which develops sustainable architecture.

Vegan Permaculture

Vegan Permaculture advocates the same ethos as orthodox permaculture, but also incorporates the Vegan Organic (Stockfree) Agriculture & Horticulture method of sustainable food and crop production without the use and exploitation of any animals or animal products whatsoever. Vegan Permaculture is the compassionate methodology and philosophy of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems to live sustainably on Planet Earth.

Therefore, by developing cruelty-free, eco-friendly strategies of how we all live, both individually and collectively (at home, working, or in the community), and by co-operating with Mother Nature itself, we can all reap more by using less.

At the heart of orthodox permaculture are 3 ethics: Earth Care, People Share, & Fair Share. Vegan Permaculture advocates all three of these core values but also adds a fourth and vitally important ethic of ANIMAL CARE, defined by the ethos of our Veganism principles.

Sustainability

Sustainability is often expressed as meeting present ecological, societal, and economical needs without the need to compromise these factors for the future.MCL Logo

Sustainable design advances appropriate technology, a staple of sustainable living practices.

Sustainable development is the use of these technologies in infrastructure. (Wikipedia – Sustainable Living)

Evidence from the earliest hominid remains suggest that one of the keys to the divergence of Homo Sapiens from apes came about through an increasing and varied use of tools (Human Evolution).

Tool complexity eventually became more and more complex, finally evolving into the myriad of technologies we rely on today.

It would appear therefore that whilst there are humans, there will always be the development of technologies to shape the world we live in.

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