“Sustainability is another word for justice—for what is just is sustainable, & what is unjust is not.” ~ Matthew Fox

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 7, 2011
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“Green” isn’t about “the environment.”

It’s about “our” environment—the air we breathe, the water we depend upon, the poisons our children and pets are exposed to on our home’s floors and our yards. Mountaintop removal is a wonderful, terrible example of what happens when we leave our lights on and our AC on and our doors open. We need energy. Coal gives us energy. Coal, however, robs ordinary Americans of their health and property rights.

It’s yet another case where an “environmental” cause is a “human” cause.


The first two videos, below, are four years old. Since that time, a total of 500 mountains have been disappeared, poisoning the lives of locals.


More recent:

More on mountaintop removal.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to ““Sustainability is another word for justice—for what is just is sustainable, & what is unjust is not.” ~ Matthew Fox”

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  2. Jack says:

    Thanks, Waylon…appreciate the sober news. I am hoping that more Green articles can be shared with other "factions" of ele so that the Green message—specific green messages, such as yours here—are shared with the rest of our progressive community…who might be ready to get their toes a little more wet in the sea of change that needs to happen.

    Cheers, Jack

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