"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, June 3, 2010
The Dropout Economy - 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years - TIME
Reihan Salam's article on the future of our economy in the post-modern age of "cage-free families" living off-grid with cutting edge green technologies that blend ancient wisdom and new know-how, where college is perceived as "an overpriced status marker and little else", describes the kind of life we want (and are pre...paring) for Kilian, and could be the model that new and emerging economies, like those of Kurdistan and Palestine, could work toward so as to bypass the mistakes of our pasts.