The word ‘sustainability’ was first coined in the environmental movement in the 1970s, but it has since become a buzzword for the sustainable development movement. This is the idea that if we focus on our personal and community-wide impacts, we can live a more sustainable life, and thus, our communities. The idea here is to find ways to reduce the impact of the things that we are currently doing.
There’s a reason environmental possibilism is a hot topic right now. In the 1980s, when the first wave of eco-skeptics began to grow, the movement was largely concerned with environmentalism, but has since evolved into an extension of community sustainability. This idea is one of the most important concepts that we’ve learned about in the last few years, and it’s one that you can really feel the impact of if you try to put it into practice.
The idea is that by thinking about sustainability in the present, we can make a better environment in the future. One of the ways you can do that is to think about what your current actions are doing to the planet. For example, if you are constantly buying stuff that uses electricity, and you feel like you can make a difference by cutting back on that, then you can start by thinking about how you can use your time to be an environmentalist.
This is what most people do. It’s a matter of degree. If you’re in the habit of buying things that are all about making money, then you’re wasting your time. If you’re in the habit of eating food that is good for you, then you’re wasting your time. If you’re in the habit of using a car that is made either in the USA or in the EU, the only thing to do is to get a new one.
There are pros and cons to every action you can take. But if you’re serious about environmentalism, you’re going to have to look at things that are “possibilistic” and figure out how you can do a few things to help the environment by making it better. You’ll have to do a fair amount of research on your own before you decide to start.
In the past I have suggested that you do not waste time on things that are merely “useful” and ignore them. But I have also said that I am a firm believer in doing the necessary research and making the necessary changes to your life. There are pros and cons to every action you can take and I’m not saying that you can always do it.
So just because you have a goal doesn’t mean you have to go out and do it. The problem I see with a lot of environmental activism is that very few of us are able to do much about the things we have control over. For example, we all have some control over our own food. We all have some amount of control over our own water. But we also have some control over our carbon footprint.
And a lot of us live a very passive life. We have very little control over the things around us. Like how much time is spent watching TV? We don’t have much control over the air pollution in our cities. The same goes for our water. We have very little control over the chemicals in our food. But we have a lot of control over our water consumption. We have the power to choose not to use it.
It’s all about the power to choose. To be able to choose not to use our water, we need to know what is in it. And even then, we have to use that knowledge to change the way we use it. We need to know this stuff in order to be able to make good decisions.
So if you believe that we need to choose how we use one of the most precious resources on the planet, like water, then you need to understand the power of environmental possibilism. The act of choosing to be more conscious about the things you consume is the first step in changing the world for the better.