Change the world, start right now.

Why do you write about green topics?

A Manifesto (consider yourself warned.

I write about the things that bother me. Specifically about unnecessary waste and how simple changes in the way you go about living can reduce or eliminate waste or better yet transform it into a positive contribution to the environment. I am not suggesting that we live like monks, or limit our diets, or spend lots of money. I am talking about easy simple ways to convert an economy of waste into an economy of abundance. To refocus on natural systems or at least systems that use natural processes to meet our needs.

You and I can’t wait for Governments, or International Agencies, or Politicians to act. Because they never will. They are are paralyzed by the very nature of their position. They are participants in a system that worships stasis and smothers innovation.

Progress on big issues has always happened when individuals started doing what had to be done without waiting for a leader, a law, funding, or support. Make enough noise and governments will have to adapt to you. Think about Gandhi or Martin Luther King. Simple humble folks who did not wait for something to happen. They made things happen by taking action.

So when I talk with you about simple ways that everyone can act to change the world, I expect you to do it. Make some noise. Create an example. Force our Governments to adapt to us. And somewhere along the way we can save the planet and ourselves as a byproduct of our actions and intentions.

Use less, compost more, eliminate chemicals, walk, bike, think, think, think.

Remember what Fonzie was like? Cool. That's how we're gonna be -- cool. Critical is fine, but if you're rude, we'll delete your stuff. Please use your PERSONAL name or initials and not your business name and do not put your website in the comment text, as both come off like spam. Have fun and thanks for adding to the conversation! (Thanks to Brian Oberkirch and Tim Ferris for the inspiration)
who we are:

Backyard Ecosystem began as an expression of my determination to make a difference in our own backyard. Literally and metaphorically making a difference at the micro level of my yard and to operate at macro level of treating the entire planet as something I am an integral part of and whose destiny is shaped everyday by what I do in my corner of the world.

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