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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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  • Water
    Chris Kane's avatar
    Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.
  • 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.
  • Ecological Principles
    Vanessa Hormann's avatar
    This week, I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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  • June 14 at 11:38 AM
    Just bought a used electric car from a guy who salvages new batteries from ruined leafs and puts them into old leafs!  so we can get a 2016 ev with a range of 150 miles and used battery at full capacity for half the price. HIghly recommend EV Rides with Anton. 
  • June 9 at 8:59 AM
    Idaho is trying to pass a bill to cull 90% of their wolf population. Please help stop this wanton destruction of a keystone species due to ignorance. Domestic dogs kill more livestock annually than...
  • June 9 at 8:53 AM
    I'm happy to say that I have found our lessons and discussions sticking with me this first week out of the course and imagine that it will continue to be an educational experience that informs my decision making going forward.