Lisa J.

Location:

Saint Louis, MO

Member since:

December 20, 2011

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What do you see as the most unsustainable element in today's society?

our glutinous consumption of resources. the seemingly mindless way in which much of our society lives. down to things as simple as leaving the water running while you brush your teeth, insisting on turning your furnace to 80 degrees in the dead of winter and simply asking TOO MUCH of systems that are unable to cope with the demand.

What do you think we can do to fix that problem?

of development of urban farming? Sometimes I think it's simply education, but the fact is most people (at this point) dont have the time, focus, or interest in gardening necessary to make it happen. I also wonder if it is in part the stigma of being a "farmer". at some point in our recent history farming was turned into something inhuman, and what a shame. Now we have over processed, mechanical food altered at the genetic level in large part because of our lack of interest, over expectation, and consumption of it. But! I think there are ways to alleviate a lot of these barriers to creating a sustainable society. Look at BrightFarms for instance, located in NY, right now they are creating rooftop greenhouses for local supermarkets with the intention of drastically reducing the amount of fuel we use shipping our food, and to increase the freshness. Plus, no pesticides! this is the kind of business model I believe will be a huge aspect of our future. creating fresh, whole foods, easily

Introduction

I came to Saint Louis in February of 2011 with a few goals. One of those goals was to share my enthusiasm for sustainable living with a wider audience, and I certainly found one! I'm looking forward to networking, and sharing with "UFSTG"

What Lisa J. is saying about this Meetup Group

FANTASTIC!!! and necessary. what is more important than facing, and handling the issue of farming and sustainability? in a time where we are facing GMO's, absurd amounts of pesticide use, abusive farming practices, and an ever growing divide between social groups, we need places where we can organize meetups that can, and want to talk about how to make our urban areas sustainable, and more of a community. thank you!


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