Things you can do
At the Government Level
Write, email or call your MP. (For MP's contact information, call 1 (800)
Let him/her know that you support:
- The Well-Being Measurement Act www.SustainWellBeing.net/WBMA.html
The WBMA measures environmental and social factors in addition to economic
ones, ie: unpaid work; extracted resources, both renewable and non renewable;
food quality; community stability; income distribution; education; pollution
levels; quality of employment; amounts of exercise & stress; participation
in decision making; levels of violence and more;
More on instituting a WBMA here.
- The enactment of laws/subsidies that encourage sustainable activities
and discourage non-sustainable activities;
- The formulation of a more equitable tax system, which draws revenue
from pollution, natural resource use and speculation, while lowering or
removing taxation from local businesses and low income jobs;
- Full cost accounting; Extended producer responsibility; Proportional
Representation; Reigning in usury and, ultimately, adopting a monetary system
that is not based on debt and the consequent need for perpetual growth.
All thses possibilities are explained in "Life,
Money & Illusion; Living on Earth as if we want to stay."