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Eco village culture to and industrial economy city culture r1


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We compare village life as we envisage it in a sustainable world to life in the Industrial Capitalist City

We compare village life as we envisage it in a sustainable world to life in the Industrial Capitalist City

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  • 1. Eco-villageculture
    & industrialeconomy city culture
    … a comparison
  • 2. In the industrialeconomy city people live in buildingsbuilt from materials from afar by facelessworkers
  • 3. In the ecovillage, people live in buildingsbuilt from local material by themselvestogether with local experts
  • 4. Industrial economy city food is pre-prepared and packaged with a wideamount of choiceyear round.
  • 5. In the eco-village, muchfood in producedlocally, usedfresh and is seasonal
  • 6. In the industrialeconomythingscome from afaralonglengthysupplychains, fossil and mineral fueled
  • 7. In the eco-village, local people provide goods and services by refininglocal materials
  • 8. In the industrialeconomy city you interact seldom with people who live near you
  • 9. In the eco-villageeveryone talks to everyone
  • 10. In the industrialeconomy city people buywhattheyneed from people theydo not know in shops owned by people far away
  • 11. In the eco-village people buywhattheyneed from localstheyknow in shops locallyowned
  • 12. In the industrialeconomy city high activity levels go on day and night
  • 13. In the eco-village, life follows the rhythms of nature
  • 14. In the industrialeconomy city familiesgather to be entertained and informed by the mass media
  • 15. In the eco-village people make theirownentertainment
  • 16. In the industrialeconomy city you get a pleasure kick from surroundingyourself with luxurygoods
  • 17. In the eco-villageyou get life’ssimple pleasures
  • 18. In the industrialeconomy city you have a detachedrelationship to your urine and faeces
  • 19. In the eco-village you know your urine and faeces are used as fertilser and that they are part of a naturalcycle
  • 20. The industrialeconomy city gathers a minorityelite to make decisionsabout your life
  • 21. In the eco-village, major decisions are madetogether, sitting in a circle, with everybody’s opinion heard.
  • 22. Work in the industrialeconomy city requires you use your free time to keepfit
  • 23. In the eco-village, there is a lot of low-impactphysical work that people dotogether, keepingthem in trim.
  • 24. People in the industrialeconomy city measuretheirwealth by howmuchmoneytheir assets are worth
  • 25. In the eco-village, wealth is measured as the capability of the village’s assets to provide life’sneccesities, including social cohesion
  • 26. This is work in the industrialeconomy city
  • 27. In the eco-village, people work to live, not live to work
  • 28. In the industrialeconomy city, beingenvironmentalmeansbeing ”less bad”
  • 29. In the eco-village you focus on havingnaturedo as much work as possible
  • 30. In the industrialeconomy city, gathering and recycling materials takes a lot of energy and work
  • 31. In the eco-village, materials are used and recycledconstantly as waste from one process is direct input to another
  • 32. You leave the industrialeconomy city to get away for a vacation, often from an airport.
  • 33. In the eco-villagecancanhave a great hoidaywithoutgoinganywhere
  • 34. The industrialeconomy city surrounds you with advertisingmessages
  • 35. The eco-villagesurrounds you in naturalbeauty
  • 36. The industrialeconomy city has foodgrown on large, fossil-fueled farms, oftenusingpoorly-paidlabour
  • 37. The eco-villagepays farmers a goodwage and everyone is involved in chemical-freefoodproduction
  • 38. Whichever you choose,
    Get involved to make it work foryou and coming generations