Note: This idea is based off of the thought behind this post here.
What one individual does in the name of sustainability will not likely affect anyone outside their social circle. What happens in a community, however, can become the subject of a news story and influence & inspire people around the nation or even the world. Communities everywhere are making transformations towards a sustainable future, but these stories, however, instructive, rarely make it into a news headline.
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What can one person really do?
For many people, it seems like there is almost nothing that one person can do, apart from participating in a movement to change the government. What impact does recycling some cans and using less water really have? In the face of such a daunting global problem, it can seem like trying to influence the government to make new legislation is the only thing that one person can do. Continue reading “Sustainability and Community: What Can One Person Really Do?”
Many of the people who deny climate change and think that sustainability is just a bunch of tree-hugging hippie mumbo-jumbo are old geezers who are going to be in nursing homes or dead before too long. The next generation are the ones who are going to be in office, making the most purchases, and starting new companies.
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I see many people talking about how we have to count on the market to save us. I also see many people talking about how the market is failed, how capitalism has failed and we cannot look to it to bring about sustainable solutions. Some go further and say that we need the government to step in and force businesses in line. There is an irony in that last part which I will address.
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“What powers an electric car? Well, you might think batteries. Okay. But let’s take it one step further here. What powers the batteries? Where does that electricity come from? Predominantly it comes from coal-fired power plants, which are located outside the cities. And those coal plants, of course, emit some amount of mercury and heavy metals, and they emit carbon dioxide, of course, and particulate pollutants, which then settle on farm lands and forests and rural areas.”
In another article from one of the armpits of the internet (Natural News), Adams makes this point as though he is revealing a dirty secret of the industry.
Continue reading “Electric Cars Result in Pollution? No Kidding.”