"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Ohayo Gozaimas. Do you know this eco-lifestyle magazine "Sotokoto"? It appears I will be honored in it as part of their "Green Fighters 100" special issue "introducing 100 people from around the world that are doing positive things for their communities and for the planet". What a cool honor (as the song goes, it would be great to be "big in Japan!"). Seriously, it is exciting and I hope that I can visit you again in Japan and continue the great green fight we started back in Indonesia all those years ago!