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> Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:33:00 -0400
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> Subject: Engineering Ecology
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> Greetings ... just to let you know about my latest blurb ...
>
> http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv07n10page1.html
>
> Summary
>
> It is proposed that gender balance - deeply internalized, not merely a
> matter of numbers - will be a source of "new energy" to overcome the
> masculinist culture of violence and domination. Gender balance can help
> individuals and nations to start considering both self-interest and the
> common good. "We have a special responsibility to the ecosystem of this
> planet. In making sure that other species survive we will be ensuring
> the survival of our own." Wangari Maathai, Kenya (+ 26 September 2011)
>
> Gender balance at all levels of responsibility and authority can pave
> the way for a sensible transition from consumerism to sustainability. It
> can make possible the exploration of new initiatives such as
> transferring tax burdens from earned income to financial speculation,
> natural resource usage, and environmental degradation; declaring some
> form of debt jubilee and/or creating debt-free money by central and
> regional banks; enhancing distributive justice via a democratically set
> level of universal guaranteed personal income; balancing globalization
> with financial and monetary localization via local currencies and/or
> exchange trading systems; adopting business practices such as the triple
> bottom line; working out the economic and technological issues that must
> be resolved in order to migrate from fossil fuels to clean energy;
> consolidating democracy by firm adherence to the wise principles of
> solidarity, subsidiarity, and sustainability; and giving top priority to
> sustainable human development rather than unsustainable resource
> exploitation and wealth accumulation.
>
> So there is no lack of reasonable ideas about ways to manage the
> transition, but political will is utterly lacking; and political will
> cannot possibly emerge as long as masculinist patriarchy remains
> normative. The transition from consumerism to sustainability has already
> started, even though it remains invisible for many. But attaining gender
> balance in human affairs, and the process toward energy balance and
> ecological sustainability, will reinforce each other in many significant
> and mutually beneficial ways. Gender balance is the catalyst that will
> brake the current impasse and get the process going. Since the
> "patriarchs" will seldom pour the catalyst down from the top, it must
> gently percolate upwards from the grassroots: individual citizens,
> families, groups, and local communities.
>
> Sincerely,
> Luis
>
> Luis T. Gutiérrez, PhD, PE
> The Pelican Web of Solidarity and Sustainability
> Mother Pelican: A Journal of Sustainable Human Development
> http://pelicanweb.org
>
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