Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Change the World by Starting a New Model

Rory Spowers gave up his job as a BBC journalist to go with his wife and young kids to Sri Lanka to live a more ecologically sustainable lifestyle.

Part of the inspiration that fills him with hope, especially in the dark moments, is this statement from Buckminister Fuller who said,

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

A review of his book about this experiment can be found at:

A Year in Green Tea and Tuk-Tuks

Geoff Pound

Image: Rory Spowers.