Green economics begins with a new definition of abundance: the
freedom gained by needing and using less. Wealth is a simpler material
life, making room for the infinite resource of the spirit.
Green vision celebrates the small, not the big; the local, not the
federal; conservation, not waste; cooperation, not competition; enough,
not more. What riches do we gain by investing in clean energy,
sustainable economy, local community, and gentler living?
The wealth of an ancient forest, a fallow meadow. Abundance of beauty,
with leisure to walk more slowly on the Earth. The profit of evening
silence, a thrush's song. At midnight, ten million stars. At dawn, time