In my yesterday’s post (More than seven-plus sustainability wonders, I talked about John Ryan’s book “Seven Wonders” and Donella Meadows article on the same…one thing I didn’t mention and I truly like from this book (a little book, easy to read, and available for free from Surrey Public Library) is something that I’m not even sure that the author noticed (or was intentional) when the he wrote the book: that every one of the seven wonders he writes about deals with at least one of the causes of our current predicaments. Let me explain:
As mentioned in my post, seven wonders talk about processes, tools, uses or things that are kind on the planet, easy to use or achievable to all, promote or invite fairness and inclusiveness, make people healthier, happier or more resilient and are fairly easy to build, maintain, learn and use.
However, I missed mentioning what type of causes, problems or issues these sustainability wonders “solve” or “point out”.
The more I think in what this small book has taught me, the more it continues teaching me even long after closing its pages. Thank you John Ryan!