Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner is president of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. He acknowledges the contributions of Gary Cohen and Pete Myers to this article.

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A Renewable Economy as a Global Ethic

In a song dedicated to martin Luther King Jr., James Taylor sings:

We are bound together

By our desire to see the world become

A place where our children can grow

up free and strong.

For more than three decades, the world movement for sustainable development has been driven by that aspiration. The vision of a plant-based economy is a new way of offering a more concrete vision of sustainable development to create a world safe for children and all life.