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About Me:
I have been a tree hugger since I was 14. I was hooked by the sense that we are all dependent upon the global ecosystem. This seems to be the first that I grasped the importance of systems and our understanding of systems. Out of appreciation for the global ecosystem I progressed from interest in
recycling projects to
interest in energy matters to
urban design to
economics. Of course concern for justice, and for conservation and protection of nature were always intact.

I feel that now I have gotten at the root cause of our most significant environmental problems. Our current economic system insists on infinite growth on a finite planet. How ironic at this time when the scientists who take the trouble to see whether economic activity exceeds the Earth's carrying capacity find that we are in excess for sustaining quality of life. This includes the condition of our climate, fresh water, biodiversity and soil. My discovery of the steady state economy lead me to understand that things don't have to be how they have been, just as we no longer assume that the Earth is flat or that it is the center of our planetary system. We can indeed implement a paradigm of economics that regards the Earth as our life support system, rather than as a place in which we can have infinite extraction and pollution without serious consequences. Now as Thomas Kuhn says in "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" no paradigm is absolute, so at best what I can claim to promote is the closest thing to a truth at this time. Design can be a useful tool in advocacy for steady state economy and in the context of the sse.

Greg Buck
Campaign for Sustainable Economics.

Please endorse "Position on Economic Growth" www.steadystate.org . There are also policies for the steady state on that website.

Founder of Simple Living Group of Indianapolis.

Opponent of the proposed extension of Interstate 69 in Indiana

I have a Facebook account.

Nuclear Energy Information Service http://www.neis.org
Valley Watch (coal fired electric plants) http://www.valleywatch.net
Communities Directory http://directory.ic.org
Freewheelin' Community Bikes http://web.mac.com/gracex3/Freewheelin_Community_Bikes/Welcome.html

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At 8:58pm on December 3, 2009, Mrs. Cara Dafforn said…
Thanks for the idea to volunteer for PUP!
At 1:53pm on December 30, 2008, Chef Wendell Fowler said…
Yo, Greg:
Happy New Year, my old friend. May the Co-ops flourish in 2009.
Thanks for the opportunity to help in any way possible. Perhaps I could write a story about the organization for a local pub. Let's talk.
Peace and Understanding
At 1:02pm on December 29, 2008, Linda Broadfoot said…
Hmmm...you either have me confused with someone else, or I have a bad memory! Either way, happy to make the connection!!
At 4:55pm on October 26, 2008, Jay said…
Hey Greg!: This site is neat!

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