As a kid, my favorite game used to be “camping” in my inner city bedroom. I would pack what I could find, scavenge what I needed, and practice building a lego fire and cooking stuffed wild teddy bear. I wanted more than anything to be able to take care of myself. Not in the financial sense of the word, but the actual literal survival sense. I wanted to live sustainably before I even knew what sustainability was.
Now I understand that sustainability is a big, important, complex thing. It informs (or should inform) the national and global agenda. It has serious implications for the ecological, social, economic, and political future of our planet, and if we don’t start to pay attention to it, we’re screwed. It’s personally important to me, and I encourage everyone to consider making it personally important to themselves as well.
On Roots, I’ll share my musings on the topic – its meaning, significance, and our relationship to it as lowly, lonely humans. I’ll also try to share interesting articles, organizations, and people working in this space.
Look for a focus on:
- Local Food Systems
- Agroecology & Sustainable Farming
- Responsible Tourism
- Intelligent Consumerism