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Ha irtal a  cimre a multban, es nem kaptal meg
valaszt, akkor kerlek ismeteld meg, mert a supervisori leveleket 
tartalmazo filet veletlenul toroltem, mikozben at akartam szerkeszteni
(a tegnapi cimellenorzes eredmenyekent a lemondast kero leveleket
akartam csak torolni). Ha a leveledben cimtorlest kertel, azt nem
kell megismetelned; ehelyett a cimellenozesi levelet kuldd vissza
a benne szereplo cimre.

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1 meadows-rovat (mind)  118 sor     (cikkei)
2 Talpalatnyi Zold - ajanlo (mind)  17 sor     (cikkei)
3 Gaia Sajtoszemle - potlastomeg (mind)  30 sor     (cikkei)

+ - meadows-rovat (mind) V┴LASZ  Feladˇ: (cikkei)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH A LIFETIME OF STUFF


My heartfelt advice to you: Never Move.

If you must move, never move to a place with lots of storage space, such
as a
farm full of old barns and sheds.

If you must move to such a place, never move away from it.

Guess what I've been doing for the last month.  Right, moving from the farm
where I've lived for 27 years.  Processing literally tons of stuff,
brought and
deposited there not only by me, but by dozens of people who have shared the
place with me over the years.
Old tires.  Rusty rolls of wire fencing.  Piles of random boards
(they'll come
in handy some day).  Stacks of old windows (we never got around to
making them
into a greenhouse).  Gallons of waste oil in scattered hiding places.  Pieces
of pipe left over from every plumbing job.  Flower pots, all sizes,
plastic and
clay, enough to outfit a florist shop (you never know when you'll want to
divide a house plant).

Five dumpster dumps, four truckloads to the metal recycler, three huge
bonfires, two loads to the church rummage sale, and a partridge in a
pear tree.
When, within one short, dark month, you have to lift, focus on, and
decide the
future of every piece of stuff you have accumulated, you get a visceral sense
of the material excess of the American lifestyle.  

If you are environmentally aware, you picture all that stuff wrested
from the
mines and forests and soils of the earth, and finally, unceremoniously, dumped.

If you have an esthetic bone in your body, you reflect on the overwhelming
ugliness of it all, especially when commingled in the dumpster.

If you are plain practical, once you've hauled it all out, once you've swept
away the spider webs that built up in those untended corners, as you
contemplate the clean, airy spaces you've suddenly created, you wonder, "Why
did I squeeze myself out of all this wonderful working space, just to
pile up
junk?"

I am appalled at myself.  Not only do I try to live an environmentally
responsible life, I'm also a orderliness freak.  Only when forced to relocate
all my worldly goods did I let myself realize that I had kept in order roughly
ten percent of my domain, the living space in the house.  In the garage and
barn and tractor shed the spiders and junk were running riot.
We started with the outbuildings and worked in toward the house, so at
first I
thought my sins were only ones of omission.  It was other people's stuff,
mainly male people.  It was heavy: metal, wood, machines.  My fault was in
allowing it to be dumped so mindlessly.  I hadn't been forceful enough to
insist on cleanups.  I made resolutions about future forcefulness.

Then we got to the house, where my sins of commission lay.  Enough yarn and
fabric packed away in trunks for me to knit and sew for the next 250
years. 
Kitchen stuff: bowls, vases, spice jars sufficient for a multitude. 
Worst of
all, books.  It took two days to take them down, sort out boxes of them
to give
away, pack up the rest.  It will take weeks to build enough shelves to unpack
them in the new place.  

I brought those books into the house, every one made of ground-up trees.
 I
read them, yes, and loved them, but I have easy access to three good
libraries. 
I didn't need to house a library of my own.  I piled up those books
because I
am impatient; I want to look up a quote or a fact instantly.  Because I fend
off worries by escaping, and books are my escape mechanism.  Because I don't
trust either the outside world or my inner resources to entertain me; my worst
fear is to be stuck somewhere without anything good to read.  Because I'm
compulsive; I hear of a good book and I get it.  And because I suffer
from two
illusions: that the world can somehow be controlled by understanding,
and that
understanding comes from books.

The books are an expensive, troublesome, heavy, space-occupying fortress
against having to confront my inner bugaboos.  I guess that's also true
of the
mountain of scrap lumber someone else accumulated, or the costly tools that
were used maybe once a year and could have been rented, or the closets
full of
rarely worn clothes, the attic full of dusty camping gear, the fancy equipment
for never-cooked gourmet recipes.  Stuff taken from the earth to bolster
fantasy or foist off fear, stuff our non-affluent household paid a
fortune for,
stuff I've housed for decades, stuff that pressed in and occupied the
space of
real life.

If I weren't exhausted from heaving it all around, and if the earth's resources
were infinite, and if we didn't all feel financially strapped to provide such
basic things as schools and health care for the children of the world, I'd
laugh off this little quirk of our culture.  So we're stuff-addicted. 
Some of
that stuff is really nice.  Some of it caused me to swallow hard before
I bid
it farewell.  I still moved much more than I need to my new place.

But I am exhausted and the earth is finite and children still live in poverty,
and so I am appalled at myself and all of us.  The price we're paying
for our
stuff -- in money and time and space and resources -- is tremendous.  And
someday some poor suckers, maybe we ourselves, are going to have to move it
all.

(Donella Meadows is an adjunct professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth
College and director of the Sustainability Institute in Hartland, Vermont.)
+ - Talpalatnyi Zold - ajanlo (mind) V┴LASZ  Feladˇ: (cikkei)

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"Mag▀nak is felment a v▀s▀rl▀si l▀za fgy Kar▀csony el)tt?  Vas▀rnap
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lesz az ¸koturizmusr=l Ts a  kanadai erd)k vTdelmTr)l is. Talpalatnyi
z¸ld: vas▀rnap dTlut▀n 5 =rakor a Duna Televfzi=ban."


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szok▀sos keddi "Z¸ldindul▀s" mvsor▀ban 18 =r▀t=l. (A mvsor aktu▀lis
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k¸z¸ssTgi r▀di= Budapesten. De interneten a vil▀g minden t▀j▀n. Honlap,
realaudi= link Ts hangarchfvum: http://www.fikszradio.hu ).

								Tepi
+ - Gaia Sajtoszemle - potlastomeg (mind) V┴LASZ  Feladˇ: (cikkei)

Kedves Gaia-olvasok es kedvelok!

Koszonet a turelemert - a Gaia Sajtoszemle e-mail valtazoatanak kuldeseben
lassan-lassan utolerjuk vegre magunkat. Most erdemes megrendelni -
termeszetesen dijmentesen ill. onkentes es jelkepes hozzajarulasert -,
mert egymas utan kuldjuk ki az elmaradt szamokat. Ime tallozas a 354-esbol:

        Eroszakmentes televiziot (Felhivas)
        Kultura (?) - Egy filmrol
        No-shop
        Az "Erted Vagyok" uj szama
        Diak- vagy tanulaskozpontu oktatas?
        Vandana Shiva: Ket fasizmus
        Ludd tabornok gepromboloi
        Nyolc no a legihadero teruleten
        A kornyezetvedok politikai nezetei
        A kanadai oserdokbol
        A fegyverkereskedelem szamadatai
        Esik az eso Vancouverben...
        Gyorgy O.: A volt maradeka

Az online valtozat az alabbi cimen olvashato:

                http://www.foek.hu/gaia 

E-mailben - valaszthato ekezettipussal - megrendelheto e sorok irojanak
cime'n ).

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