Taking the first Step

Sustainability From the Ground Up:

To be sustainable, we must recognize that our environment is limited in resources. We must rationally use the environment and resources to protect the Earth, our planet, and all life. We can improve our quality of life by protecting the environment, preserving our ecosystem, and conserving our natural resources.

OUR COMMUNAL ROLE:

To protect the health of the planet, we must take the following actions: 

Environmental

We all are responsible for considering our environmental impact and minimizing the damage we cause. From turning the lights on at night, taking a hot shower in the morning, blasting the cold AC or driving our car, each action contributes to the problem. To be responsible for our environment, we must be aware of our actions and only use what is necessary or essential.

Social

Environmental protection is the only way to choose between individual and collective responsibilities. Taking action to reduce environmental impact is one way to pursue social learning. This should be done with our and the planet's well-being. As values become habits, they reinforce and shape how we see and understand the world.

Economic

In the face of extreme income inequality, we should avoid quick fixes. Instead, we should look for ways to understand better cultural differences, values, and perceptions to help us transition to a more sustainable global economy. We must develop equitable solutions to benefit business and the economy without harming society, the environment, or culture.

Every environmental challenge is a human one:

Taking care of our planet means caring for all its inhabitants and people!

Leah Thomas' words and ideas resonate with us as we celebrate intersectional environmentalism. We believe in "an inclusive version of environmentalism which advocates for people and the planet.” The culture of historically excluded or marginalized groups must extend to all those involved in achieving fair and empowering representation.

 In fact, climate change and environmental issues have disproportionately impacted BIPOCs, LGBTQIA+s, the disabled, women, and those in poverty. They lack access to clean water, health care, and more due to their socioeconomic status. All people deserve a greener future, not just those who can afford it based on their positions or advantages.

 As we lift each other and our communities, we will also be reshaping the landscape for the future and for environmentalism that is more open, equal, and inclusive!

Climate Change and Social Inequality.” Department of Economic & Social Affairs. 2017, October.

We have the tools to:

Optimize

In order to optimize, we take into account our actions and ways of living and seek to change them for the most sustainable results. Sustainable living is a journey filled with imperfections, but the ultimate goal is to live while reducing our impact on the environment.

transform

To better ourselves and our planet, we must innovate and change. We consciously become more attuned to sustainable needs by tracking our growth and reviewing what is working and what isn't.

Join us on the #Root2Renew, as even the smallest step can make a difference!

The Journey Begins...