What we mean by Sustainable prosperity is a long term vision for a good life, where prosperity is defined simultaneously from a material, ecological and spiritual perspective. A prosperity that reflects a life giving relationship between humans and mother nature. Where humans work to maintain and nurture thriving natural ecosystems through careful use of natural resources in fulfilling their needs.
The keywords for sustainable prosperity are:
In the 21 st century, mainstream society has adopted a dominant habit of expecting everything to be instant. Driven at a high pace, for fast results, with a short processing time, are all things that people want in this era. Is that good? Not always. That expectation for everything to be instant makes people think faster but not for the long-term. Mostly, people are concerned only about their problem and their life, not about future generation. Surely, this is bad for our common future, especially for the next generations to come.
In the name of having everything instant and practical we use single use plastic bags and containers, we put dangerous or untested additives into our food and drinks, we cut and decimate forests and pollute the seas. Ultimately we are in danger of unconciously killing life on earth in the name of instant practicality.
In imagining sustainable prosperity we conciously work to restore life, and cherish the nurturing and creative aspects of culture in our efforts to fulfill human needs. We protect biodiversity and use it wisely in creating food, shelter, fashion and even spiritual and recreational needs. As we use elements of nature we think? How can we do this without endangering other species, without poisoning earth. How can we fulfill our needs and nurture the abundance of life on earth at the same time? The answers will help us achieve sustainable prosperity.
We must have a long-term vision to get a sustainable prosperity. Sustainable prosperity does not talk about our generation only, but for our future. The target of sustainable prosperity is the increase of true community wealth. It represents a healthier, happier, and more prosperous future.
How can we reach sustainable prosperity? Actually, sustainable prosperity is the result from protecting our biodiversity and maintaining our living cultures. That’s the key of sustainable prosperity.
Indonesia is endowed with huge potential to achieve a sustainable prosperity in the form of it’s rich heritage of biodiversity and cultural diversity. Let’s start to participate to achieve a sustainable prosperity by protecting our biodiversity and enriching the local culture. It will help our beloved country, Indonesia to have a more prosperous generation, improve our economic conditions, and have a good competition with developed countries in the world.