I’m constantly amazed by the ingenious and progressive ideas coming from the western US. Recode Oregon seeks to recode changes codes to legalize sustainable building practices by creating collaborative relationships with communities and regulators.
On spaceship Earth there is really no “away” to throw things. It’s time our legislation reflect a zero waste outlook and local government support a different way of supporting natural building, ecological sanitation, and other more closed-loop means of living.
“If you knew how you ought to live, then the flaw that is man could be controlled. If you knew how you ought to live, you wouldn’t be forever screwing up the world. Perhaps, in fact, the two things are actually one thing. Perhaps the flaw in man is exactly this: that he doesn’t know how he ought to live.” – Daniel Quinn