By Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng

In the early 1970s, Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng was instrumental in establishing “The Co-Working Groups for Nature- and Environment Protection” in Norway, also called the Ecophilosophy group. In this text from 1974, which reads like a manifesto, he compares the world of Western civilization with societies which still have been able to retain a high degree of self-sufficiency and self-resourcefulness.