This is where I’ve been living for the last 3 months. Situated between 2 coastal cities in Chile, Blowing in the Wind is an eco community full of interesting, everyday Chileans and great ideas. The houses are constructed out of mud, the gardens are full of vegetables and everynight there’s good time to be had with vegetarian BBQ’s, live music, and homemade wine and beer. “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind”
“Are human beings to be viewed as part of nature, and therefore as a legitimate element of any ecosystem to which they choose to attach themselves? Or are they, because of their inherent selfishness, hubristic sense of superiority and unrivalled capacity for manipulation, an inevitably alien and malevolent ingredient in ecosystems that have evolved in their absence? Or is it simply that human kind has failed thus far to exercise its intelligence and technologies to ensure that natural resources are used sustainably and other species not sacrificed unnecessarily to human greed?”
This was written by Alfred Crosby and was found in the book The Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King. I recommend reading this book alongside Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou, Struggle Without End by Ranginui Walker in order to gain a true perspective of New Zealands history rather than the biased rubbish our parents and grandparents were taught and have taught us.