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Ever since the induction of the Industrial Revolution, the developed world has run on the concept of a linear economy. Based on the “take-make-waste,” model of production, a linear economy has been the preferred method of commerce since the mid-nineteenth century. A circular economy, on the other hand …
Prudence tells us we all will be better off when sustainable lifestyles are adopted by all. Minimalism, the disciplined pursuit of a lifestyle that emphasizes owning only those items that add meaning or answer a genuine need, can work hand-in-glove with the pursuit of sustainability.
The United States emits greenhouse gases at a rate greater than any nation on Earth except China. Although much smaller in population — the US has just over 332 million to China’s nearly 1.4 billion — the US emits greenhouse gases at a rate roughly half of that of China.
Early summer 2021 brought record highs to the normally temperate northwestern US and southwestern Canada. Portland, Oregon reported a high of 116 degrees Fahrenheit. A region in Washington’s Pacific Coast reported a temperature of 110 degrees, four degrees higher than the all-time high in Las Vegas. Climate scientists report global temperatures are now higher than they were in the late 1800s.
Some days it feels like the entire world has stopped spinning, but those of us who care for elderly or disabled loved ones in decline know that isn’t the case.
Environmental sustainability: perhaps the most important leg of the thrice-pronged sustainability equation. Without a healthy environment, social and economic equity become irrelevant. Life as we know it is threatened, even impossible in some cases.