Agents of Habitat
Taking personal responsibility for the condition of our world.
We participate in an eco-economic-social system. That system expresses itself in different places on a continuum. At one end of the continuum there are few humans or other species participating. We think of these places as barren and sterile. At the other end of the continuum there are many humans and other species participating. We think of these places as beautiful and healthy.
Ask yourself the question, "What new interactions within my power would move my place in the direction of health and beauty?" As you begin to find answers to that question you become an Agent of Habitat.
The world we want is a pattern of activity that includes everyone and all the many
species. The world we want has a place for everyone.
To be an effective agent for your habitat you need to know your place
within the flows.
Carbon Cycling is the Key to a Welcoming Place.
The new interactions we need to heal nature and end poverty will not be
fueled by money.
As we increase the diversity of participation in a place we make it easier
for participants to find what they need.
The disfunction in Washington DC is a reflection of the disfunction in our
neighborhoods. Our diminished ecosystems are a reflection of our diminished soils.
We will end the age in which humans separated themselves from natural
things and begin the age in which humans embrace their place within the
nature of things.
If we want humans to continue to have a place on this planet we will need
to produce what humans need to thrive in sustainable ways.
An alternative is a Cell of Sustainability created by embedding ourselves in a
complex pattern of plant processes, animal processes, fungal processes and
Every interaction requires an edge between one thing and another. Every thing
flowing is generated on one side of an edge and flows across the edge. Reducing
the edge reduces the flows.
Lesson 11 will be about working toward a pattern of interactions that builds on itself.
At this point in the development of the Living System on this Planet there are precious few of us who have developed this tertiary drive to take responsibility for the health of our place. Our influence can only grow as we connect and begin to work together. Through that act of connecting and growing our influence we will be the Living System on this Planet becoming aware of itself.