Whose Problem? Part Final: My Solution
December 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
For the past week, I’ve been posting about the question “Whose Problem?” is it to solve our sustainability issues. Today, I plan on giving you MY solution. Keep in mind that I am neither an expert nor will this be a complete solution. My aims here are to provide a framework, a ground-plan, some sort of basis upon which others should build.
I find my views best are best expressed in a manifesto of sorts:
A Sustainability Manifesto
- Our environment is on a path towards irreversible damage that will threaten human life as we know it.
- The only way to save our environment from irreversible damage is to have the immediate adoption of sustainable practices by corporations, governments, and individuals.
- To have effective and long-lasting sustainability, the government must work in tandem with businesses and citizens.
- Sustainability does not and should not require the loss or sacrifice of modern-day conveniences.
- Sustainable practices should have benefits in areas other than the environment, i.e. profit, happiness, or general well-being.
- Sustainable changes will only be effective if done with pure intent and carried out to completion.
- The first step on the road to sustainability is the dissemination of information, without which we cannot successfully make sustainable change.
Of course, I am sure this manifesto will change and transform as I continue my journeys in the world of sustainability, and I hope that it does eventually find a more permanent form. Let me know what you think!