Why sustainability?

I really, really, REALLY don’t want to lose this

I’m probably not your typical greeny, in fact I’m not even sure that I really am a greeny, (although I did vote for the Greens last election). One thing I do know is that I like sustainability. It’s pretty obvious to anyone with a brain that the way we live, work and play is going to bite us in the arse in the not too distant future, but if we get our collective acts together and start doing things differently, I reckon you and I might just have a chance to keep on living the good life.

Note the words I used: keep on living the good life – I really like my lifestyle and I don’t want to give too much up; I’d actually rather have things replaced with as good or better alternatives. For example, I don’t want to have to just stop using my car, but I’m happy to exchange it for good public transport and cycling because that will save me money, reduce hassle (owning a car is a bloody nuisance) and improve my health. If we use our brains and get stuck in there is no reason not continue to live and work in comfort and safety. Hell, I reckon we might just find that the quality of our lives gets better if we kick some of our sillier habits (like using SUVs as cars) to touch!

Bold claims, but I have spent a lot of time looking at sustainability as logically, rationally and critically as I am able to, and the more I look, the more it just plain makes sense.

, and I’m not the only one who thinks that – check out Econation‘s website.


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