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"Inspiration is not garnered from the litanies of what may befall us; it resides in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine, and reconsider." --Paul Hawken Ethical Intention The three statements of ethical intention for the practice of permaculture are:We set limits to consumption by taking only what we need, and by governing our own needs so that resources are set aside for Earth and others. The ethical intention is a statement of our most significant primary relationships and in some sense, what “right” or “good” relationship can be. The ethical intention of permaculture is the conscious dream or the desired fruit of our work. We imagine the world as we would like it to be. Underlying this deepest intention of permaculture, is a personal decision or commitment to take responsibility for our own existence and that of future generations. This decision is profound, and by making it, we find inner resources and give ourselves perm