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Explore sustainability more deeply at individual, societal, and global perspectives, and discover new ways of living and together, make change more possible and powerful.
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Sustainability is a complex and contested concept, but at its essence represents the hope for a healthy, just and bright future for us all. We offer Choices for Sustainable Living as an opportunity to move beyond the hype to explore sustainability more deeply. The course focuses less on defining sustainability than envisioning sustainability – what would a sustainable world look like? And how can we create it together?

Each category below is mapped to each session in your book, and contains actions for putting your knowledge into practice.

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  • Visions of Sustainability
    Beth Beek Blackford's avatar
    I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'A Different Way', with family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.
  • Visions of Sustainability
    Chris Kane's avatar
    I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) and/or make 1 call(s) this week to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.
  • Ecological Principles
    James Etro's avatar
    I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

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  • November 30 at 12:01 PM
    For food, I decided to watch Cowspiracy with my friend Thea!She is staying at my house for a bit until campus is able to fill a work order in her dorm, so I figured it would be a good time to watch a food documentary. Honestly the only thing I was surprised about was how little "environmental advocates" knew, or were willing to talk...
  • November 29 at 10:13 PM
    This week was a good time for a transportation related goal, since I usually do not go off campus much during a normal week. During break I went out on Friday and Sunday. Friday I used the metro to get to and from the St. Louis Arch (and I was able to go to the top!). Sunday I walked and took the bus with friends, and we took an Uber back (not...
  • November 27 at 5:21 PM
    I once again did not meet my goals. I tried to approach the transit stop improvement but my alderperson has informed me that our bus stop has been eliminated.  Remember bus stops are the "doorway to transit."