This Could Change the World!

I love this idea! As I try to track down three birch trees, a serviceberry tree, apple tree, and a Mr. and Mrs. Holly, Colette’s idea presents quite a tangible paradigm shift. Brilliant!

Bealtaine Cottage

September 2011 Permaculture Cottage 002Real Crisis in the Economy, Economic Forecasts, Economic Recovery, …the list of headlines, news and political in-fighting over the economy seems endless.

september 2011 bealtaine cottage 012However, the figures that are collected year on year, collated and spun out to us all, regarding the state of our country’s economy, are referred to as GDP or Gross Domestic Product.

September 2011 Permaculture Cottage 009GDP is the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a year.

September 2011 Permaculture Cottage 016This includes trees. 

Dead trees.

Only dead trees!

Trees that have been cut down and transported out of the country, or sold.

September 2011 Permaculture Cottage Bealtaine 005Now, imagine this…

May 2011 Bealtaine 005What if living trees were included in GDP?

May 2011 Bealtaine Cottage 039For, after all, a tree is of more value to us all, alive than dead! 

September 2011 Permaculture Cottage 008A tree is worth $193,250…

According to Professor T.M.Das of the University of Calcutta. A tree living for 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth…

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  1. Posted by Sunny on March 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Funny how things change when looked at differently. I like this much better.

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  2. Me, too! Change your thoughts, change the world. How cool would it be if thinking about trees “saved the economy.” It would save the world whether or not it saves the economy, but how cool if it did both!

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