In my view there has to be a limit to this growth, our planet does not have the easily accessible resources that it once had. We have used up the bulk of these resources and without too much thought for the consequences, dangerously altered much of the Earth's fragile eco systems at the same time.
We must act to reduce our consumption in every aspect of our lives...as someone so succinctly put it
"We must leave fossil fuels before fossil fuels leave us"
So what to do?
Well a good start would be to analyse how we in our community use energy,
How do we feed and clothe ourselves?
How do we use water and what do we do with our waste?
How do we provide warmth and shelter?
How do we travel, locally,nationally,globally?
How do we entertain ourselves?
How do we cure our illnesses?
How do we teach ourselves and our children?
In all of these areas ,and I'm sure there are more, we need to move towards a community that is more self reliant, a community that can sustain itself using renewable resources, a community that leaves answers for its children rather than questions.