As I plan the next stretch of open water, between September and Christmas, there is one thing I have decided to focus on. That thing is GFP.
GFP is Good For Planet. It’s a way of asking – should I do this or not?
GFP is a measure of goodness not GDP grossness. It is not about money or quantifiable return. It is simply a question of whether this thing is good and in what way. GFP takes me away from everything always coming down to questions of money.
Good is a question that asks me – “How is what I am doing contributing to the planet rather than taking away from it?”
Unlike GDP,this is not about stuff – unless maybe I can maybe get rid of some of it – this is about finding creative solutions that don’t involve more stuff. It’s about using what’s already there better.
“Planet” encompases everything living. It includes human life as a part and that is the point – we are part of the whole. I want to go back to the origin of the word “eco” – to its Greek origin “oikos” – the whole house – not my greedy bit of it.
That’s all – a simple, practical measure- controlled by the bit I control, me.
What is the GFP of this thing I am about to do?