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VISION 2030 is thought-seeding to change the arms race to a global, community driven, organic food and tree growing race. 



By using permaculture principles and ethics and other proven best-practice systems, each of us and all humanity can participate in helping stabilise Earth’s climate and enable permanent food security for all present and future generations.


Composting and permaculture home organic food-forest gardening are among the primary cornerstones of the global earth repair movement and is how most people can participate.



Earth Repair or ‘Sense of Humus’ urban composting bins are hygienic, continuously aerobic, and are a no-dig system. The bins are made from 100% recycled plastics.

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101 things we can do

101 THINGS WE CAN ALL DO TO HELP REPAIR EARTH

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

1. Reduce consumption wherever possible.
2. Buy products that are recycled, recyclable,
reliable, repairable, refillable and reusable.
3. When photocopying, copy both sides of paper.
4. Buy products in bulk or with the least amount of
packaging.
5. When shopping bring your own bags.
6. Use Keep Mugs instead of paper cups.
7. Instead of paper napkins use washable cloth
napkins.
8. Mend and repair rather than discard or replace.
9. For infants use cloth or compostable nappies.
10. Motivate local fast food chains and other
businesses to end wasteful packaging.
11. Avoid impulse buying, read labels and research
the products that you plan to buy.
12. Borrow or rent items that are infrequently used.
13. Maintain and repair items that you own to
ensure longer life.
14. Refuse excess packaging when buying goods
for example paper bags.
15. Separate at the source, recyclable and
compostable materials.
16. Always dispose of non-recyclable rubbish in the
correct way at the tip.
17. Study your community’s waste disposal system
and oppose plans to build more landfills.
18. Develop a Sense of Humus for Earth’s soils
and hygienically compost your kitchen and
garden refuse into humus-rich soil and and
breed increasing numbers of earth worms to
help grow your own food organically.
19. Compost urine and faeces – Google Joe Jenkins
Humanure Handbook for a free pdf

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

20. Buy local and recycled goods to cut indirect
energy use.
21. Make your home energy efficient. Insulate,
double glaze, fix drafts, solar hot water and
use renewable energy systems.
22. Close off and do not heat unused rooms.
Use shutters or curtains on cold winter nights
and hot summer days.
23. Avoid air-conditioning as much as possible.
24. Wear warm clothing in cool weather instead of
using heating appliances.
25. Avoid keeping the refrigerator or freezer too
cold and be as quick as possible when removing
food and keep the doors open minimally.
26. Use the clothes line instead of a dryer as much
as possible.
27. In winter use drying racks in front of your
heating appliance instead of a dryer.
28. If you have to use a dryer keep the lint filter
clean.
29. Avoid buying motorised tools or appliances
when hand operated ones are adequate for
the task.
30. Buy high-efficiency, low-energy consumption
electrical appliances.
31. Use LED or low watt light bulbs.
32. Plant deciduous shade trees that protect the
west windows from the summer sun but allow
it in during the winter.
33. When building a new home ensure a passive
solar design is incorporated.

WATER

34. Reduce water consumption as much as
possible.
35. Do not let water run when it is not actively in
use when showering, shaving, brushing teeth or
washing clothes and utensils.
36. Diligently repair all leaks and drips as soon as
they occur.
37. Install efficient sink tap aerators and shower
heads.
38. Install a dual flush or composting toilet.
39. Use grey water from washing and bathing for
plants and gardens.
40. Collect rainwater and filter for drinking.
41. Put house plants outside when it rains.
42. Use phosphate free biodegradable soaps and
detergents.
43. Use a filter system for safe drinking water.
44. Collect your urine in a bucket or bottle then pour
into a compost bin or distribute at the base of
Citrus trees.

EAT FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

45. Practice the advice taught by Hippocrates,
“Let your food be your medicine and your
medicine be your food”.
46. Help seeds sprout and herbs grow on a kitchen
window sill, balcony or veranda.
47. Eat lower on the food chain, ie raw, living fruits,
vegetables and carefully prepared grains.
48. Consider how the production of your food
effects the environment.
49. Decrease or eliminate consumption of animal
products. These are sentient beings also.
50. Learn to prepare vegetarian and vegan foods.
51. Be creative with leftovers and compost what is
not edible.
52. Read the labels on packaged foods.
53. Try to select wholefoods that are unprocessed.
54. Support laws that ban harmful pesticides and
that require full disclosure.
55. Buy organically grown produce.
56. Acquire good health and immunity efficiency by
eating raw anti-oxidant and enzyme-rich foods.
57. Shop at farmers’ markets or food co-ops to
support local organic growers and produce.
58. Help an organic garden food-forest to grow
instead of lawn.
59. Question the health and environmental safety
of food irradiation.
60. Draw attention to feeding local homeless people.
61. Support genetic diversity by growing rare and
local species of fruits and vegetables, including
bush tucker.
62. Support local family and community farming
wherever possible.

TRANSPORT

63. Live as close to your job and shopping centres as
possible.
64. Walk or ride a bicycle as much as possible.
65. Join a car pool for commuting.
66. Use public transport wherever possible.
67. Buy the most fuel-efficient hybrid car you can.
68. Properly maintain your vehicle, check tyre
pressure regularly.
69. To save fuel don’t speed, drive at a moderate `
pace, slow down and accelerate gradually.
70. Choose the shortest least-congested route.
71. Combine shopping trips to minimise unnecessary
travel.
72. Use trains and busses rather than cars or planes.
73. Reduce your need to travel, eg, unnecessary
holidays overseas.

TOXINS and POLLUTANTS

74. Use non-polluting household products.
75. Use natural pest control products to control
insects.
76. Avoid synthetic fibres like nylons and
polyesters.
77. When building or renovating, use products
that are nontoxic and are made within
ecologically sustainable guidelines.
78. Boycott products that contain toxic chemicals.
79. Minimise the use of and check the side effects
of prescription drugs before taking.
80. Avoid using wood burning fireplaces and slow
combustion heaters as they produce CO2 and
sometimes carcinogenic particulates unless
an emission control device such as a Hearth
Cat is installed.

PRESERVATION OF LIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

81. Achieve zero population growth by averaging
two children per couple.
82. Don’t buy endangered plant or animal products
from exploited species.
83. If needing to use timber, source it from
sustainable tree farms, boycott rainforest
timbers – alternatively try Bamboo.
84. Practice Permaculture ethics: Earth Care,
People Care, Fair Share.
85. Encourage environmentally-sound practices at
your workplace.
86. Buy products from company’s that don’t pollute
or damage the environment or test on animals.
87. Join and volunteer with organisations working
on causes that support the environment.
88. Contact your elected representatives through
letters, emails, calls or visits, clearly
communicating your concerns.
89. Avoid main-stream media and use Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram for newsworthy
stories with an environmental impact.

PHILOSOPHY

90. Simplify daily tasks and practice personal
energy efficiency including meditation.
91. Read spiritual books and self-help philosophies
to aid your progress in consciouness.
92. Study and understand ethnic and cultural
differences among people, recognise the
inter-connectedness of all people and all life.
93. Satisfy your vital needs predominantly, rather
than the lure of less healthy desires.
94. Appreciate all life forms not just those
considered beautiful or useful for humans.
95. Spend time outdoors in nature as much as
possible.
96. Contain pet animals and protect wild species.
97. Partake in or support non-violent activism for
the Earth and its creatures.
98. Reduce stress in your life. Take ‘me’ time to
meditate and pray, relax; slow down, smile,
laugh, have fun, be joyful, sing and dance.
99. Spend time doing what you love.
100. Be positively optimistic towards a safer,
healthier, more united and peaceful world.
101. Optimistically celebrate and enjoy the latest
time as your best time confident that even
better is yet to come. Aim for your last breath
to be your best one, and every breath and
moment between now and then, an improve-
ment on the previous. Then have a green
burial and rest in peace with a tree of your
choice growing over your peaceful body.
And then perhaps, as a spiritual being,
continue your journey of learning in paradise with
the ancestors.

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