“I see materialistic consumerism as the major cause for the environmental crisis we are facing. Recognising the need to return to a spiritual paradigm, I can develop a lifestyle of simplicity, because I no longer need external things to find contentment. The foundation of spiritual life is love and respect for the self, for other human beings, for all forms of life and all aspects of nature. This is the foundation of the work within the environment and sustainability.

Understanding the law of cause and effect leads to an adherence to the laws of sustainability. For example: what am I taking from the world around me and what am I contributing? Ignoring this factor of give and take is what leads to unsustainability and breakdown.”

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