Environmental Literature | Social Justice | Sustainable Futures

Permaculture is not solely a science. It is an accomplishment. In fact, it may very well prove to be one of mankind’s greatest and most important achievements. Through countless life science studies, we have learned both how the environment works and how our bodies work. Yet we have never had a definitive answer for how the two entities should coexist and work together. Permaculture provides insight into this conflict by modeling our actions and landscapes on natural systems. Humans are thus placed as part of nature and as part of the working environment with the role of efficiently managing landscapes.

With clean, efficient methods for living on Earth, permaculture has positioned science to combat climate change. Therefore, the importance and relevance of environmental communication has grown exponentially. Now that there is a way mankind can live harmoniously with the planet, it is of the utmost importance that everyone became aware of this fact. This entails using news outlets, public artworks, literature and other forms of persuasive rhetoric. Moreover, lessons on how to live with such “permanent culture” will be crucial. Permaculture is a terrific accomplishment due to its ingenuity and also its difficulty. There will need to be classes available to the public walking them through the management of this complex system. Though it may take many years for society to accept and respond to climate change, permaculture is a prime example illustrating how science has stepped up to the challenge.