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Bernardo Cruz

Student , Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto

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Payment for ecologic services (and penalties for ecologic damages)

When I plant a tree, I'm investing time on it. Whem I water that tree, I'm again making an investment in time and money, that will often not pat off, economically.
Yet, I'm making a service to all mankind (because the tree will fight global warming). Shouldn't I be rewarded for it? You may say my reward is feeling I've done something for mankind, but we all know that's not what fuels the world.

So, what I'm proposing is that whoever does something that benefits everybody, by cleaning the world we live in, should be payed for that (that way we'll stimulate ecologic protection).
And also that everyone who damages the world we live in should pay (e.g. to those who protect the environment). That way we'll desencourage ecologic destruction.

Say whatever you're thinking about this!

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  • Feb 1 2012: Overall we agree => People must be the real cost of things...
    Don't really know how to push politics in the right direction (apart from voting once in a while) so recently I focus more on promoting sustainability at work and around me.

    Cheers,

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