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Restoration 101

Restoration aims to return communities "to an unimpaired or improved condition" (Merriam-Webster). All human activities, indeed, all life, depends on the "ecosystem services" freely provided by nature, such as clean air, clean water, food, and materials for shelter and tools. There would be no human economy without nature, which is why when we sacrifice people and planet for profit, we ultimately are hurting ourselves. We need not only a physical restoration of community, but we also need a spiritual (or philosophical) one. Change starts with us, and as the Stoics sagely observed, "Character is fate."

Restoration 101 Readings

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