for us all over and over and over again.
Another frequently overlooked point regarding resources is that they are constantly changing. For example, oil was never a resource until the industrial revolution came along. Until then all it did was make water undrinkable and unusable. Once machines had been invented then it had a purpose – in fact such a purpose that wars were (and are) fought over it – wars which create far more of an impact on the world than a handful of larger than average families. Science changes, resources change. Within the next hundred years we may be able to heat and light our homes by using sewage. That’s a never ending resource and who is to say with certainty that it won’t happen?!
- Build all new homes and refurbish existing homes with solar panels, rainharvesting systems, rooftop turbines etc and take advantage of free energy that nature provides.
- Limit vehicle emissions from the start with the manufacturers. Cease production completely of sports cars and “status symbol cars”.
- Limit the number of cars per household.
- Limit flights to and from each country to ten a day each way – tops.
- How much energy is wasted on concerts, conventions, festivals and events? Ban them all.
- Put a cap on celebrity/sports starts wages. This in turn will do a lot for consumerism and the culture it breeds with the ordinary folk.
- Put an end to private helicopters and jets for those that can afford them. Keep them for emergency services only.
- Reintroduce allotments and the old make do and mend or do without mentality rather than the chuck it when something better comes along mentality.
- Limit household “must haves”. Each home to have no more than one TV, one console, one radio, one computer, etc.
- Nobody is to travel abroad more than once every two years.
- Vehicles must not be used for journeys of less than one mile.
- If homes are within a school’s catchment area they must also be within walking range. No more cars on school runs.
- Ban cigarettes completely.
- Ban all printed media including newspapers, magazines and books. With technology like the internet and Kindles we don’t need them.