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Appropedia talk:Vision and mission

1,670 bytes added, 08:06, 23 May 2012
→‎Shorter tagline: Late reply to Teratornis - explaining "rich"
::*'''Sharing knowledge for rich yet sustainable lives.'''
::just to drive home the vital point that most people's understanding of the word "rich" is not compatible with "sustainable." --[[User:Teratornis|Teratornis]] 14:50, 8 February 2011 (PST)
 
:::A late, late reply... As you say, it's an imprecise term - I'm not sure the mission statement captures that subtlety. It's implied by combining "rich" and "sustainable". I know that's not clear enough with the wishy-washy, fluffy green thinking that's common, but a single sentence can only ever be a starting point.
:::I think we can agree that we want the abundance that doesn't come through depletion of resources. Growing kale in your garden creates more than it consumes (especially if we assume you mulch and compost). Over the long run, riding your bike creates more value (health and mobility) than it consumes in resources - especially if the resources are recycled before and after its a bike, and the energy is renewable. Investing in community and taking space back from motor vehicles - these are things which can enrich us without burdening the ecosystem. So we need to explain that - and we can probably do that in a high profile way, visible from the front page. E.g. a page and/or blog post saying "What does a rich, sustainable life look like?"
:::I've come to think of the mission statement as something that we use for our own understanding - to describe Appropedia to others, it may or may not be a good starting point. It's all about [[appropriateness]] to the context of our explanation :-). But there's a time to rethink it, and maybe that time starts now... but these sort of conversations on Appropedia tend to happen in a slow, asynchronous wiki way. That could change as the community grows, especially if we get some big partnerships happening and keep raising awareness. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 01:06, 23 May 2012 (PDT)
== Found another mission... ==
Different wording has been used e.g. [http://www.xigi.net/index.php?en=1001163). here] - good spiel. I'm guessing Curt put this up. --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 14:50, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

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