The Best Innovations Are Free
Going green doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, green should ideally save you green! Read this post from Eco Thrifty Living for a great way to keep the air in your home warm! Check out the rest of the blog for ideas on renovating, tying the knot, and baby care eco-friendly, and pocket pretty!
Innovation, someone once wrote, is in the eye of the beholder. Oh wait, that was me last week. How innovative!
See what I mean?
Someone else – I’m serious this time – once told me that perspective prejudices perception. In other words, the angle at which we look at something heavily influences the way in which we internalize it. This person was Eliot Coleman, a famous American market gardener and author.
I met Coleman about ten years ago, and found him very much of the eco-thrifty persuasion. We got on famously.
It will come as no surprise that the eco-thrifty perspective on innovation is very different from the infinite-growth-without-consequences perspective. The latter, what Australian author Clive Hamilton calls “Growth Fetish,” appears to be the dominant perspective of Wanganui District Council, made evident by the stacks of cash it throws at chasing this outdated paradigm.
Innovative councils across the country…
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