Throughout this April Earth Month, Care2 cause bloggers have been tackling the myriad issues that make up sustainable living – or a lack thereof. From deforestation to fracking, ocean pollution to the decline of bees, the challenges of living lightly on the earth are everywhere. Most of all, it is the pressure that those of us in the developed world often feel to keep consuming at all costs that is making our lifestyles spiral out of control.
To be truly effective, living sustainably goes beyond measures like avoiding plastic bottles, using less electricity, eating real food produced locally – though all of those things are important — to approaching everything that we do with a long-term, all-embracing, global view. Remembering that our actions matter because all beings are connected helps us to derive certain basic guidelines to a life sustainably lived. They include:
The Care2 community is a great resource of information and support to everyone who understands that that we’re all in this together. We have the opportunity to make more sustainable decisions every day. If we mess up on one individual choice, there are lots more chances to make it up to ourselves and to the planet….for now. Living sustainably is a path that extends past Earth Day to every day…and we can enjoy the journey. Happy Earth Year!
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