Silberman cautioned against too much growth in the developing world. "We live on this one small planet and it only has a certain carrying capacity," she said.
Well at least she probably won't have any children (hopefully not through abortion)
posted on 09/09/2002 4:30:59 AM PDT
Snyder is traveling throughout the developing world as part of her "social change project," sponsored in part by the Earth Island Institute and Patch Adams, the famed doctor, known for his social activism and irreverent style.
Snyder said she has learned through her travels that residents of the world's poorer nations only think they want to emulate America.
"They want what we have -- but they don't realize how ugly it is," Snyder said.
Snyder implored her fellow Americans to "stop using so much...stop driving everywhere or carpool, stop wearing clothes that have brand names on them, stop using paper napkins for everything, stop using paper cups, carry your own travel mug, read Julia 'Butterfly' Hill's book, One Makes a Difference. It's the little things that really do make change." Hill is the young woman who lived in a California redwood tree for two years to protest logging practices.
"I wish I could make a total redistribution [of wealth]," Snyder said. "Things are going to change. They have to," she added.
Ok, now I gotta ask.
1) How is she traveling? Surely not in an "evil jet" and certainly not first class,right?
2)She didn't mention toilet paper (maybe I should have left that one out...)
3)travel mugs are made of plastic, right? and books are made of paper? She's promoting them.. you heard her : )
posted on 09/09/2002 4:47:35 AM PDT
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