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REDUCE, REUSE, & of course,'s simple!

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Jonathan Ogle (jogle)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 11:44:04 -0600

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
O: 515.294.3448
Seek and you shall find...
The Social Palette: