Good words from you.... Just wanted to add this: Adding to the Reduce,
Reuse, Recycle ---- the 4th and critical R: RESTORE. The concept can help
with a renewed focus since so much of America already needs restoration.
Jonathan Ogle wrote:
>Society is changing, for the better.
>Sure, we (US) Americans may be more wasteful than ever before but there's
>a revolution that's beginning. It's the Simplicity Movement, a move from
>compulsive spending to frugality. A lot of us realize there are not enough
>"natural resources" to provide a "happy" materialistic life for every one
>in the world. Think of each and every Chinese person owning a car. What
>would that do to the environment? The Earth is finite. American (US) is
>young and has begun to realize that our country is running out of
>resources, so what can be done? Some neat words being tossed around by
>institutional systems supporting our "mad for matter" craze: Globalization
>(Western colonization), Development (maldevelopment), Economic progress
>(social and environmental degradation). Check out the Affluenza webpage to
>learn more (you won't be disappointed):
>Also check out my webpage: The Social Palette. As art educators, we all
>know about saving everything we can - sooner or later it will be used
>creatively and meaningfully. The art classroom is a clearinghouse of
>receiving and giving both knowledge and materials. This would be an ideal
>society, wouldn't it?
>Jonathan E. Ogle
>Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor,
>Art Education, Iowa State University
>Art Educator, Eldora-New Providence, IA
>Seek and you shall find...
>The Social Palette: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/9083/arteco.html