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PERMACULTURE ETHICS

The ethics of Permaculture are a philosophical guide to aid us in the process of making good decisions. These ethics are not unique to Permaculture but can be found in varying ways in many of the wisdom traditions.

EARTH CARE

For example

Conservation of Biodiversity
Clean air and water
Restoration and conservation of forests, habitats and soils
Recycling and pollution reduction
Conservation of energy and natural resources
Appropriate technology

PEOPLE CARE

For example

Health and well-being
Nourishment with good food
Lifelong learning
Right livelihood and meaningful work
Community belonging
Open Communication
Trust and Respect

FAIR SHARE

For example

Co-operation
Networking and sharing
Distribution of resources and wealth
Reduction ofconsumerism
Rethinking current notions of growth, progress and development
Making a contribution

Using the ethics of permaculture, we can ask "Does my project/do my actions care for the earth, care for people and share resources equitably?".

SEED International
Sustainability Education and Ecological Design

50 Crystal Waters, Kilcoy Lane, Conondale, QLD 4552 Australia
ph/fax: +61 (0)7 5494 4833
info@permaculture.au.com
www.permaculture.au.com

(NB: SEED International was formerly known as Sustainable Futures)

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