“...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”
- Wendell Berry
Sense of renewal
Respect for life
Depletion of resources
What is sustainability?
The most basic use of the word sustainability points to the adoption of ways of living that do not endanger the health of the environment and planet. Sustainable practices, can have a spiritual or contemplative dimension if they are carried out with a loving intention towards creation and future generations. This might include: honoring the earth as sacred, devoting spiritual energies and economic resources to the care of the environment, nurturing a broad awareness of our interdependence on the environment, advocating for sustainable causes and leading healthy lifestyles.
How do you practice sustainability?
There are countless ways that we can limit our negative impacts on the environment and actually enhance the health of our ecosystems. Conserving precious resources like water and increasing the use of renewable energy sources are two of the best ways that we can reduce our "ecological footprints" and ensure that our children's children will live in a decent and clean planet to call home.