I've been learning a bit about permaculture. It aligns with my own passions and desires for our world. David Holmgren, one of it's founders, defines permaculture as "consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs." Doesn't every part of that sound lovely? It seems as if it's one of the few answers to humans working harmoniously with the Earth while feeding it's people.
Even if we don't have an affinity for gardening or landscapes, the ethics of permaculture are so relevant to our lives. It is based around three beautiful ethics: Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Shares. Take care of the Earth, take care of each other, and take what you need while being sure to share with others.
If we do these things, what a wonderful life we are living.
For more on permaculture, watch this beautiful documentary Inhabit.