Environmental Musings for Australia Day

To: "Laurence and Leanne Knight" <>
Subject: Environmental Musings for Australia Day
From: "Terry Pacey" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 18:06:38 +1000

I found the transcript interesting.  I particularly noted the following

"I have no doubt that today many farmers are very far ahead of the majority
of Australians in most aspects of environmental thinking. What’s needed now
is a change in consumption patterns by city-dwellers to provide a market for
sustainably produced products. As the ‘buy Australian’ campaigns and the
advertising of many products as ‘environmentally friendly’ shows, there is a
great desire among Australians to preserve their environment. Yet still much
damage continues, in part because urban-dwellers need to become well
informed about what environmental sustainability really means, and how they
need to alter their patterns of consumption in order to achieve it."

This is what a few of us on Birding-aus have been saying for some time and
have been, even, ridiculed for supporting the rural communities.  Perhaps
those of you who continue to critisise the primary producers as a group will
rethink your own behaviours.

Terry Pacey

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