What Does Sustainability Mean for Writers?

Everybody knows that there is a massive environmental crisis going on. We also know that pollution and the extreme weather patterns caused by climate change are extremely disastrous to our health, to our infrastructure and even to our continued existence as a species. Moving towards sustainable lifestyles and sustainable cities is the only way to preserve our way of life and the earth itself. It has to start with individual changes throughout the industrialized world. Changes in how we live, how we view the world. It begins with acknowledging that we as individuals do have the power to change the world and taking daily steps to do so. What is a Sustainable Lifestyle? A sustainable lifestyle looks different for everyone. While it might be cool if we all built our…
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You Have the Power to Change the World

Inspirational, Writing
If you're actually paying attention to what's going on in the world it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the problems, both at home and all over the world. It's even easier to fall into the trap of believing you can't change things. Things like child marriage have been going on for thousands of years. It's difficult to see how you can change the beliefs that allow these things to go on. Meanwhile, here in North America the gap between the rich and the poor has been consistently growing for years. And let's not forget about the rising tuition rates that are putting our youth in serious debt. You probably already know about these things--and dozens of other societal problems I failed to mention--but believe you have little…
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