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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I think you might have overlooked my last statement -- turn inward and evaluate the resources available within one's bioregion both manages growth and develops sustainable communities. Secondly, spacial luxury is just one of the benefits of living in a rural place. I would also say there are social benefits and economic benefits. I know of many people in eastern Oregon that would argue that they exist because of western Oregon. The argument that farms exist because of the urban may be a current trend but looking back historically farms existed because they contributed to the needs of their local communities first and foremost. As far as energy needs, the rural is indeed tied to the energy grid. We do have great potential for wind production but that production of energy is not directly tied to our communities. It goes into the grid and eventually ends up at our homes. Decentralizing the grid and developing local solutions to our needs is really the only way to create sustainable and livable places.
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