How do over six billion human beings live full and productive
lives without destroying the natural systems that sustain all
life on this small planet?
is the big question facing the world today.
some parts of the answer can be found in Maine — which is
literally the leading edge of the United States.
state has long been known for its independent and genuinely American
spirit. For centuries, its people had to apply all their ingenuity
to survive a hard land and an unforgiving sea. If farmers, loggers,
fishermen, shipwrights, or sailors could not competently improvise
solutions to the demands of a changing environment, they would
end up destitute or dead.