A concerned Honduran, familiar with the work of Recipe For Hope, referred to the closing of a large Honduran bank under investigation for alleged narco-trafficking in the United States and the ripple effect leading to the likely closing of several Honduran companies that he says employ more than thirty thousand people. He anticipates large scale unemployment and financial crisis. He thinks the best solution is education and a professional career.
Here’s the latest on the Take it to Zero idea from yesterday’s blog post:
I see now that an online forum will naturally create self organizing teams of volunteers. People choose a topic they’re interested in and converse with others on the forum who are also interested in the same thing. Brainstorming and networking with others should lead to lots of good ideas and spontaneous/grassroots growth. So a free forum seems like a perfect solution for this project.
Urban areas have strict building codes that often make it difficult and costly to build with natural materials. Good rural land is expensive and hard to come by. So where can you live? Pinyon-juniper scrub land is very abundant, cheap and worth considering.
“Touching the Earth Lightly (TEL) is a call to action…that combines people, design and conservation. It expresses a relationship between humans and the earth based on custodianship, sensitivity and respect, that results in developments that have the least possible impact (both visually and physically) on the natural & cultural landscape, and that reflect both internally and externally, the “sense of place” evoked by the intrinsic qualities of the landscape.