Can we earn a living on a living planet?
Some of the values TZM advocates is a society with less economic inequality and more dignified work that contributes to the greater good and is safe from toxins and hazards. We want the material basis of economic prosperity and the ecological bounty required to thrive—clean water and air, fertile soil and wholesome food.
We want our children to flourish, their bodies to grow strong and healthy, with full voices and laughter. We want our elders to be honored and treasured. We want vibrant communities of art, creativity, song, and learning.
We want less toil and more rest. We want the weekend and a few more weekdays to delight in one another and care for the young, the old, and those in need. We want time to care for the earth, to be generous stewards and protectors of the commons, passing it on undiminished to future generations.. This is the basis of an NL/RBE.
This piece is inspired from a February article published by the Post Carbon Institute which explores this question: http://www.postcarbon.org/can-we-earn-a-living-on-a-living-planet/