My 5: Earle Canfield, Founder, ANSWER

March 11, 2009 by  
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BPGL: What are the five most important things we can do to save the planet?

Earle Canfield, founder of American-Nepali Student and Women's Educational Relief

Earle Canfield, founder of American-Nepali Student and Women


  • Total disarmament. Dismantle all war industries and limit armies to simply police forces. This is one of the most wasteful uses of our time, money, and effort.
  • Global education about the importance of observing the natural cycles.
  • Reforestation and strict laws and zoning to maintain the forests.
  • Conversion to renewable and carbon-free energy generation (until nuclear wastes are neither recyclable nor non-war related; e.g., breeder reactors are not acceptable alternatives for the latter reason).
    • As a corollary, this can best be achieved on a home-by-home construct: fuel cells and windmills in every yard or on every roof.
    • As a second corollary, this includes energy of all forms of transportation.
  • Learning mutual respect through our common humanity and “spiritual” connection… That’s the hardest.

Earle Canfield, Founder

American-Nepali Student & Women’s Educational Relief (ANSWER)

Blue Planet Green Living (Home Page)

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