“What I stand on is what I stand for.”
— WENDELL BERRY
It seems like everywhere you turn, people are talking about sustainability. Everybody is an environmentalist and every business is striving for green production. But when you peel back the words and business plans, how much are people and businesses REALLY doing? Do people even understand what sustainability is?
So to begin, what is sustainability? Sustainability is essentially the ability to meet current needs without compromising future generations' ability to meet their needs. This means maintaining our natural resources and not intruding on the Earth's ecosystem. So far, we haven't done a very good job. The Earth's climate has been rising quickly and needless to say, we had a huge helping hand. Past generations have left a pretty big mess for us to clean up and introduced a pretty big appetite for consumption.
The question now is: how do we keep consuming at our current rate and not contribute more to the problem? This is where awareness on sustainability and our personal choices come in. There are so many sustainable alternatives now, it really is up to us to take notice and support them. How can we, as individuals, contribute less to waste? How can we contribute less to pollution? And for bigger impacts, how can we help organizations or projects that focus on developing sustainable technology? I believe that we can help by changing the way we consume and by changing who we support. And I don't mean who we support mentally. I mean who we actually support with every purchase we make. Every single purchase is a casted vote, so let that vote be for sustainability.
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