Thank you for your interest.
We are a mixed
group of land custodians and scientific observers who have banded together to
resist the ongoing disease of
carelessly imposed environmental man
Why “Our Land” ? Isn’t that a bit presumptuous?
Not at all - we
as countries and communities don’t have an option but to work with and rely on “custodians” . The options put forward by some ill-informed people who
would “ leave it all to nature “ are impractical and
unworkable . The
While we clearly recognize that not one of us actually “own the land “and its many associated natural resources, the essential role of custodianship is being undermined by a lot of careless talk . It is impractical and unrealistic to assume land does not need custodians . This is the mistake many are making in their rush to try and change areas where we still should change land use in the long term .
We accept that
some land use changes are required and that big picture sustainability must rule . However, we disagree with the way this process is
We assert , as a starting point, that cutting edge conservation
requires careful surgery . Effective surgery implies skill in cutting and context . A lot of conservation cutting is being done with minimal
skill that hurts rather than helps and heals . Custodians don’t do everything right ,so the
community needs someone to work with them ( the question is who and how) We reject the quick fix approach of many which
assumes a government officer ,or his paper policy ,can best replace a custodian
or those who can administer justice on our beh
Join in the discussion and bookmark the websites : http://ourland.blogspot.com
Talking to others about what shade of green you are, and where you want the country to be in ten years.
Support your leaders to train and keep environmental health practitioners in the bush .
Help them, and you ,find ways to stay out of court http://esda.blogspot.com
Learn more about your own backyard about injustice and indifference and its costs see http://nimbyism.blogspot.com
Learn why natural disasters happen and what You can do to help others avoid them Forest&Fire see FIRE comments in media releases.
Be cautious about persons seeking to rule others backyards , more on this story coming Sheepish behaviour
Use our petitions and letters
Revisit this site soon ( we are still struggling to talk as well as write )
Join the blog groups Cutting Edge Conservation , Nimbyism , ABCreporting (daily) ,
Let us know what you are doing for the big picture discussion
Tell us about sites organizations and other LINKS
Our Land and Subs (eg Our Parks) are “grassroots” movements . We believe , despite the quick fix hype in so many info areas ,that the silent majority can do something when things are out of control and the balance is wrong for the long term .
We fully support democratic process, but we don’t expect governments and business to do everything: Together is the theme.
We believe in the power of the word and the power of people who study and otherwise have their feet on the ground . We believe, therefore, in the practical and reliable sustainability for our world that comes out of the process of listening, thinking, reacting , reflecting , reversing , learning, repenting, and respecting before acting. This is what natural system elements do well - respond to each other .
We are hopefully willing to see both sides .We remain positive about the future believing that man’s capacity for evil makes democracy necessary, while man’s capacity for good makes democracy , sound growth and response possible .
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