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Move Beyond the Hype

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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  • September 30 at 8:49 AM
    To begin, I'd want to say that the challenges I've been doing have been fantastic and eye-opening, as there are so many things that can be done to achieve sustainability and aid in the development of a better, cleaner planet. That takes me to "my why" for participating in the challenge. First, I had to join in order to participate in...
  • September 30 at 1:21 AM
    Action: WALK INSTEAD Are you progressing at the expected rate? Why or why not? In New York City, walking is a practical and efficient mode of transportation, so I might be progressing at or even above the expected rate if I incorporate walking into my daily routine. However, my progress could be hindered by factors like extreme weather...
  • September 29 at 4:53 PM
    Have any unforeseen challenges arisen or has it been easier than expected? What have you learned? How could you leverage / amplify your efforts to make greater change? Unexpected difficulties can occur when implementing sustainability strategies like lowering energy and water usage. For instance, installing energy-efficient equipment...