“We have all heard the buzz word “sustainability.” But what does it really mean to be sustainable? Why is it so important to promote sustainability? And what can we, as consumers, do to promote sustainability?
As the term has come to be used in modern lexicon, sustainability refers to efforts by individuals, business, governmental entities, and other organizations to operate within a manner that facilitates and promotes a productive harmony and coexistence between humans and nature. Sustainability requires an on-going commitment to support environmental, economic, and social conditions through the responsible use of resources, the protection of vulnerable ecosystems, and a forward-thinking vision that focuses on fulfilling the social and economic needs of future generations, rather than focusing on instant gratification.”
I will be the first to admit that several of the changes supporting sustainability have not come easily to me. But as I obtain more information, and try to live more mindfully, I am learning that the changes are worth the efforts involved. As with most things, small things can make a world of difference. So I am balancing priorities with practicality and trying to do what I can do. I encourage you to read the article – not just because I love when people read my stuff – but because there are a number of great links to other articles regarding sustainability as well.