Friday, February 5, 2010

Inspiration while doing laundry...

Not to take attention away from Jim's post, but earlier today I was doing my laundry and was reminded of our class. I recently bought new laundry detergent by Seventh Generation. It's supposed to be much better for the environment and is not tested on animals! Anyways, as I was pouring some liquid into the cap, I caught sight of a quote on the back of the bottle...
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." -- From The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

I was struck by this, especially because we have talked a little bit about whether or not we have an obligation to future generations to protect the environment. I know that we're going to be discussing this further, but I just wanted to throw this out there as a little preview.

Here's a link to the rest of The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy:
It's pretty long but if you're interested, check it out.

Feel free to comment!!


1 comment:

  1. there will be a presentation on the great law as part of this series taking place over the next several months in syracuse:

    Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future Part II