Ecocentricity - Re-Blog: Finding Something Ancient

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In that sunny summer field though, helping Will and his team wean the goat kids from their mothers, I was experiencing something truly ancient. 

Paternity leave continues for me, so I’m re-posting a blog from the archives. I wrote this one on October 2, 2014, and it still rings true (in my opinion, at least). Cheers!

I could have been a goat herder.

No, seriously. Have you ever herded goats? I have. For about 15 minutes. And I enjoyed every single bit of it. I’d have stayed there all day, just herding goats, if I could have.

I was down visiting Will Harris and his White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. Will reminds me of my grandfather. Ray once made the courageous decision to look himself in the mirror and say that the way he was building his company, his family’s financial security, and his legacy was wrong. Ray decided that Interface, his company, could only be responsible if it sought to be as sustainable as possible. Will Harris did the same thing with his family farm.

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Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Ecocentricity | Environment | Food Politics | John A. Lanier | Ray C. Anderson Foundation | White Oak Pastures | Will Harris

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