Sustainability and Sustainable Development
If you look at a map of the national and
provincial parks of Canada,
you will see a pattern of tiny islands
of green against a vast expanse of grey.
If we are to get to a sustainable way of life,
we need to invert the diagram.
-Bruce Mau (p. 111)
I have heard it said
that we treat our natural world
– our lands and our rivers, lakes, and oceans
– as both a pantry and a toilet.
We rely on them for our sustenance,
and we use them as our garbage dump.
That way of living, that stupidity,
has to become a relic of ignorance.
-Bruce Mau (p. 113)
From Awakening/Eveil, published by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, 2018.