FollowupID: 764029 Submitted:
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:52
The Landy posted:
I think the term ‘greenie’ is used far too liberally these days, especially by the media, to invoke a certain response.
What is a ‘greenie’ ? At the mention of the word many assume it is a reference to the extreme ‘tree-hugging’ variety, matted hair, tambourine under one arm, hairy armpit under the other, chanting ‘save the koala’ as they wander the streets of Byron Bay...
But many farmers, if not most, are ‘greenies’ in the sense that they care for the land, ensure it is used in a way that is sustainable, and for the most part accessible to others. The Australian aborigines could be counted amongst our first ‘greenies’ when you look at the way they managed their surrounding land, which included burning it off when required to stimulate growth and to manage fire risk.
I suspect many who visit this forum
are ‘greenies’ to some extend or the other. But it doesn’t mean it is always to the detriment are exclusion of others...
Regards, The Landy