06 Jun '11, 12pm
Is There A Difference Between Lifestyle & Livelihood Environmentalism?
Without a doubt this is true, although the connection between the two is not always recognized--increasingly when many people do not directly make money off agricultural activity, or any other activity that puts them in contact with the land. But ultimately every single person's livelihood depends on a clean, functioning environment. Even in an information-based economy, every single person needs to eat every day, needs to breath several times a minute, needs to drink water. All the electronics used in that sort of economy, every single piece of dematerialized piece of commerce, ultimately derives from physical resources. There is no escaping that--even if sometimes intellectual abstractions of economics ignores this. Environment is livelihood and livelihood is environment. Yes.