måndag 14 april 2014

Vision for nonviolent vegan permaculture-community promoting veganism and human rights

Is anyone interested in living in a self-sustained, growing food using sustainable vegan permaculture-methods, off-grid, ecological, non-speciesist vegan community?

Important principles: Justice, no exploitation and discrimination towards humans (i.e. no to sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, etc.) and other animals (no to speciesism), uncompromisingly stand for these moral values and to educate the rest of the world in order to stop all injustices towards humans and nonhumans, nonviolence in words and deeds.
No breeding of animals, but all animals are very welcome and adopting animals from animal shelters is encouraged. Living as a community, but also interacting with and educating the population that is discriminating against human and nonhuman animals.

Why is this important?

-Showing the world how we can live sustainably and ecological in communities; and that we can live a lifestyle that doesn’t exploit humans and other animals.
-Vegan permaculture is important because of that common non-ecological or ecological agriculture isn’t usually vegan, it isn’t ecological and it is very, very destructive for the planet. Usually animal manure is used and methods are used to kill the insects. All monocultures are very destructive. They use huge amounts of fossil fuels and fossil fuels is a major contributor to environmental pollution and global warming. They deplete and destroy the soil and can and have many times lead to desertification. We should as a moral imperative go over to vegan permaculture, which is sustainable and healthy for the planet, and thus us humans and all nonhuman animals.

Transportations also involve lots of environmental pollution, burning of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases. By growing our own food locally we don’t need to contribute to this and can minimize our own ecological footprint. To see the destruction of greenhouse gases and pollution, I refer to the resources below.

I recommend this resources which touch on monocultures and other important environmental issues, etc.: http://bloganders.blogspot.no/2014/04/vegan-permaculture-vegan-ecological-and.html

Off-the-grid: “Off-the-grid homes are autonomous; they do not rely on municipal water supply, sewer, natural gas, electrical power grid, or similar utility services. A true off-grid house is able to operate completely independently of all traditional public utility services.”

This is important to minimize ones ecological footprint. More independence of the capitalistic political system. Why is capitalism a moral problem: http://bloganders.blogspot.no/2014/04/moral-problems-of-capitalism.html
Why nonviolence: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/on-violence/ ; Nonviolence in words: http://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/no-they-dont-deserve-it/
Why veganism: www.whyveganism.com
Why non-speciesist. Learn more here: http://www.vegankit.com/learn and http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/abolitionist-animal-rights-abolitionist-veganism-in-a-nutshell/
Why educating others/tips of how to educate others: http://www.abolitionistvegansociety.org/tavs-challenge/#.U0wiS1fzISM and http://bloganders.blogspot.no/2013/08/arguments-for-veganism-and-counter.html

Self-sustained: Grow all the food we need through vegan permaculture. No need to buy food in a food store. Sell the food and other ecological, home-made products on markets (and taking the opportunity just like every other opportunity and combining it with vegan advocacy) – in order to get the small amount of money one will live when living a sustainable, ecological, non-consumerist, minimalistic lifestyle. To a much larger extent we will decide over our own time, and we won’t have to go to work and work on someone else’s premises to earn money for them.

The community would likely consist of a big plot of land, big areas for growing vegetables, areas for animals, sustainably and ecologically built inexpensive houses,etc.
What do you all think? What are your practical ideas? Anyone who wants to live like this? I will likely do this in Europe. I would hope like communities like this will be built all over the world. I know that there are some quite self-sustained communities in Europe, but don’t know if there is some based on all these principles. Love to hear your comments and ideas!

I also created a group for this. Feel free to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/688426811196469/

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I tagged some people in this post, since most people don't see it otherwise. Feel free to tell if you don't like being tagged and I will think of this next time. Thanks for reading! :)

-------More resources:
Veganic gardening: http://gentleworld.org/beginners-guide-to-veganic-gardening/

Facebook-post that I posted: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202403572585264&set=a.10200507163856231.1073741828.1071775080&type=1

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