A secure and healthy future
“Neither population growth nor economic growth are sustainable! To have a secure future, humanity must limit itself and its consumption.”
“It’s essentially easy: like the ex-smoker who gives himself and his surroundings better health each time he refrains.”
Low resource and fossil free
Climate change and other harm to the planetary ecosystem are caused by too many humans using too many resources! Neither population growth nor economic growth are sustainable! To have a secure and healthy future, humanity must limit itself and its consumption. We must do it now, before irreplaceable resources and ecosystems are destroyed beyond repair (the more destroyed, the less is left for us to live off of in the future).
great transition to a low
resource and fossil-free society is in progress, to a society
that can survive and thrive far into the future, and
all are called upon to help in the transformation.
It will take creativity, cooperation and
constructive choices. It may take decades and years
to accomplish, but the longest journey begins with
the first step: today. Each time we reduce our
consumption, we choose a better climate, healthier
planet and more secure and hopeful future for us
all. It’s essentially easy and self-rewarding: like
the ex-smoker who gives himself and his surroundings
better health each time he refrains from a smoke.
Here are my “basics”, you can make your own list:
1. Drive less
Be creative, social, cooperative and fair—create goodwill—there is only one planet to share! Experiment and learn to be happy on a shoestring! Have fun, keep up the good work, and good luck!
To help you measure your consumption and resources, so that you see results and know that you are successful, see Measuring success and the checklists in the back of Ecology Begins at Home. To see how your actions affect others, see How to change the world.