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What really matters...

What really matters when it comes to climate debate?

Is climate change “real”, or just a natural climatic cycle so vast that it defies human study?

And if it is real, is it caused by human behavior?

Or is the anthropogenic argument all just a ruse designed to deny us our right to keep on having more of what we want?

After literally years of poring over the research, the short answer is this… causation isn't what really matters.

The time spent debating causation, the data-competition, the discrediting of each side's science by the opposition. The widely-accepted notion that someone, somewhere, is falsifying data to serve their own end. None of that matters. At least, it shouldn’t.

It shouldn’t matter because we shouldn’t need it to matter. Do we really need an ominous threat to our continued existence in order to start being better stewards of our habitat? Our only habitat?

The idea that the average individual might require empirical evidence to prove to them that certain actions we take are beneficial and regenerative, while others are destructive, defies logic. And yet, here we are.

Any reasonable person, if he were being honest, would agree that conserving natural resources, and replenishing what we consume is preferable to the depletion of the natural landscape and the ultimate disruption of the eco-system.

Similarly, it would be hard to argue with the idea that reducing our dependence on a finite supply of fossil-based fuels, and instead powering our amazing, technologically-advanced civilization on alternative means is - actually - a pretty good idea.

'The Regenerative Home' promotes doing the right thing, for the right reasons; specifically, setting ambitious goals for energy-use reductions and striving to meet them; reducing potable water-consumption for such uses as landscaping and flushing waste,

reducing the use of automobiles, and harvesting alternative energy & water resources that, quite literally, fall into our laps.

We encourage providing ecological services to the local environment in the form of de-paving, composting, native gardening, xeriscaping, and various other small actions that add up over time. We foster the growth of small-scale urban farm-scapes and community gardens, in the hopes of transforming food deserts into urban agricultural districts. We defend dark skies, quietude, and the tranquility of nature; because in replenishing nature, we replenish ourselves.

The regenerative home shares information, ideas, technologies and stories on these issues, and seeks to continue learning in return, because what really matters, is doing the right thing, for no other reason than it is the right thing to do.

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