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Cascadia Bioregion

Bioregionalism and RealEthiks

Northwest Writing and Regional Identity: Introductory Essay

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"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
~George Bernard Shaw

"The important thing about responsibility is not to whom you are responsible, but for what you are responsible."
~Mary Parker Follett

Ernest Callenbach's "Earth's Ten Commandments", but
before that let me remind you of my triple triple dictum or "the Cascadian Triple Squared Dictum":

For Ecology, Equality and Equity
through Respect, Reverence and Responsibility (tread your path

or even simpler:

Ecology, Equality and Equity
through Respect, Reverence and Responsibility

Now Ernest Callenbach's "Earth's Ten Commandments":

Earth's Ten Commandments

Thou shalt love and honor the Earth for it blesses thy life and
governs thy survival.

Thou shalt keep each day sacred to the Earth and celebrate the
turning of its seasons.

Thou shalt not hold thyself above other living things nor drive them
to extinction.

Thou shalt give thanks for thy food to the creatures and plants that
nourish thee.

Thou shalt limit thy offspring for multitudes of people are a burden
unto the Earth.

Thou shalt not kill nor waste Earth's riches upon weapons of war.

Thou shalt not pursue profit at the Earth's expense but strive to
restore its damaged majesty.

Thou shalt not hide from thyself or others the consequences of thy
actions upon the Earth.

Thou shalt not steal from future generations by impoverishing or
poisoning the Earth.

Thou shalt consume material goods in moderation so all may share
Earth's bounty.

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