Catalog Sustainability

100_0350Money can’t buy happiness… But it can buy sustainability… Apparently…

What’s the point of a solar panel?.. If my neighbor loses his job at the plant…
Problems… Problems… Problems… You rave and you rant…

I only hear can’t…

Few people can afford sustainability…
Even less can achieve it from scratch…
Sustainability is essentially survival…
With an ecological catch…

Permaculture has become a trademark…
Possibly the next big trend…
Corporate community gardens…
Food banks essentially lend…

I have no interest in your expensive toys…
How many hours of labor did they cost…
How many miles… How many souls…
Why don’t you realize your lost?..

Only poor people get lost… Only rich people get found…

~…

Spread your energy over a thousand non-profits…
Believe in what is most likely a false prophet…
Most of your neighbors think you have lost it…
But at least you gave 20 to a worldwide non-profit…

While your neighbor starves…
Or freezes in the cold…
Sometimes charity…
Requires you to be bold…

Requires you to act…
Without making a sound…
No party or glory…
When no ones around…

Some of the most profound acts of kindness… Are often anonymous…

peace – chriscondello

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3 thoughts on “Catalog Sustainability

  1. I think everything we do makes a difference but always love Chris’s ability to strike at the heart of the matter. Thanks Chris, for reminding us to constantly refocus and keep going back to grass roots.

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  2. marco t says:

    Hit the nail on the head there, Chris.
    Everything in this day and age can become a trend, permaculture is no different and I am also suspicious at times.
    People coming together and helping each other and sharing can be a good thing, but it’s a difficult transition, like you very clearly observed, for some it’s just survival.

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  3. Rowan Taw says:

    Love this – so often I doubt whether my “good” intentions make a difference, especially when it comes to sustainability. I keep hoping…

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