Let’s face it: hard-core environmentalism isn’t for everyone. We can’t all be driving Priuses, working for non-profits and living in zero-footprint homes. People are different. But just because you may not fit the green stereotype doesn’t mean you don’t have a stake in making our community and our economy viable. You do. We all do. Until they build the Mars colony, we’re all stuck here, like it or not. Together.
This year, we’re thinking about sustainability as it relates to our community as a whole. Yes, it’s a concept that’s inherently green, but that’s just a piece of it. Sustainability is fundamentally about us—about creating ways for us to thrive in ways that maintain the health of our resources, the harmony of our families and communities and the ecological and cultural diversity that make life worth living.
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