What is sustainable living? The dictionary describes sustainable as...
1: capable of being sustained, prolonged
2a: method of using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
b: of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods
Therefore sustainable living is a lifestyle that harmonizes both human and environmental ecologies through appropriate technologies, cooperative economics, and individual resourcefulness. It is a deliberate lifestyle that is characterized by personal responsibility, self-reliance, and teamwork. Sustainable living is an ethic of stewardship for the environment and the economy where today's needs are balanced with the needs of future generations.
Look around you. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that almost every aspect of human life in the developing countries is not only killing this planet but destroying the quality of human life. It's time to wake up. It's time to change the way we, as individuals, as a community, a country, a culture, live our lives. Time to take personal responsibility for pollution, poverty, hunger, violence by working together. Time to turn away from dead end technologies and energy sources and discover sustainable technologies and solutions.
Time to learn to live with this planet and not just on it.
A somewhat recent science fiction movie called the Matrix portrayed a world in which human life was merely a commodity sustaining an out of control automated system that was originally established to serve man. How ironic. The sad thing is maybe that movie was more insight than fiction. We are all the victims of a real "matrix". The economics of our society have molded us into cash cows. For example...
We spend the majority of our life working to make money just to pay for things we don't really need because propaganda, peers and advertisements enticed us, only to find them obsolete or worn out when paid for.
We eat foods that make us unhealthy and then take medications that may make us "feel" better but only lead to further health problems. The medical and pharmaceutical industry prospers while we suffer and slowly die.
Our houses, transportation and even our recreation are all dependent on energy sources that cost us substantial amounts of money and damage the environment and health.
Wake up people, open your eyes and take a stand against this insane system. Unless we change the way we think, live, work and play we can't expect conditions to change. It all starts with us. Learn the truth and it will change the way you live which in turn can change the world a little at a time. Any effort in the right direction is beneficial This website is dedicated to providing information in an endeavor to help everyone live a sustainable lifestyle. Take some time to read the pages here and they might open your eyes or mind to new "old" ideas.