Our 5: Briggs Shore and Avi Pogel, Sustainable Living Coalition
This past spring, Blue Planet Green Living (BPGL) met Briggs Shore and Avi Pogel at the Natural Living Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Pogel and Shore work with the Sustainable Living Coalition. Shore is the Administrative Coordinator and Pogel is on the teaching staff.
According to the group’s website, “The Sustainable Living Coalition is a group of enthusiastic individuals actively working to create communities that are: environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just places to live. The SLC’s Vision is: to empower individuals and communities to live fully rooted in the abundant flows of natural systems.”
Following are Shore’s and Pogel’s joint responses to the question we most like to ask everyone we speak with. — Julia Wasson, Publisher
BPGL: What are the five most important things we can do to save protect the planet?
1. Cooperate. Talk to people. We have the technology and knowledge to solve the problem. The reason we don’t do it is that people don’t cooperate and work together. They have a “when-I-get-mine” mentality.
2. Value soil fertility. But more importantly, value the source of soil fertility, which is the life process.
3. The premise of permaculture is designing to meet human needs in regenerative ways. The use of intelligent design involves small and slow solutions.
4. Stop complaining and start actively doing something. If you’ve got an idea for right living, go ahead and do it!
5. Value people over money.
Avi Pogel and Briggs Shore
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