Treading lightly : the hidden wisdom of the world's oldest people / Karl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe.
Contributor(s): Skuthorpe, TexPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2006Description: xxi, 262 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 174114874X :; 9781741148749 :Subject(s): Sustainable development | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs | Traditional ecological knowledge -- Australia | Human ecology -- Australia | Sustainable development -- Australia | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs | Ecology | Human ecology | Manners and customs | Sustainable development | Traditional ecological knowledge | Aboriginal peoples - Social policy | Sustainable development | Aboriginal peoples - Social conditions | Human ecology - Australia | Australia -- Social life and customs | Australia -- Environmental conditions | AustraliaDDC classification: 305.89915 LOC classification: DU124.S64 | S84 2006
Nhunggabarra stories -- Paintings by Tex Skuthorpe -- Tex's story -- 1. In the beginning ... -- 2. The country is a story -- 3. The knowledge is in the story -- 4. Learning the story : the education system -- 5. Knowledge economy -- 6. Leadership : all have a role -- 7. The fourth level -- 8. The spirit of death arrives ... -- 9. The Nhunggabarra 'recipe' for sustainability -- 10. Sustain our world!
Thousands of years ago Aboriginals taught themselves how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. Industralised societies are in danger of collapse because they are consuming more than our earth can provide. Towns and cities are struggling with water supply and climate change. Can we learn?