Robert F. Kennedy was prescient in a famous speech that he gave in 1968 on the deficiencies of our present economics . He called for new economic measurements with stronger explanatory power on measuring the quality of life and happiness.Today, we're finally facing those philosophical questions in our falsely-based infinite planet economic world view.The gross national product (of a country) does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.
Robert Kennedy, March 18, 1968
It takes a global sustainability movement - DelawareOnline.com
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2 days ago It takes a global sustainability movement ... They represent an emerging sustainability movement both in the .....They represent an emerging sustainability movement both in the United States and elsewhere. It is the future of this movement, as much as any future conference, that will determine the fate of human civilization on this planet. But it needs to grow quickly in strength and influence.
This emerging movement is different from other current movements. It is not trying to occupy anything. It is not simply political. In fact, many of us are, without even knowing it, part of the movement. ...If we recognize we need to do something to address the reality of the growing population, economies, and environmental degradation and climate change around the world, and look for ways to reduce our own environmental impact, then we are part of the movement