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Saint Charles, MO
Hometown: Saint Charles

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November 30, 2011

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

"most"... hmm... population, but few ever want to discuss that, so, next answer is... overconsumption/ consumerism/ greed and the massive preference of convenience over environmentally-friendly behavior. I'm a big fan of The Story of Stuff line of videos, but probably the vast majority of viewers on their site are 'the choir' (as in, already preaching to...) And I'll probably fall over stunned if I ever hear an elected official mention Peak Oil -I'm certainly not going to hold my breath until then. Sometimes all of this feels so overwhelming. I once picked up a large laundry detergent bottle, probably about 100 oz, during a river cleanup, and it was filled with used motor oil! At least finding it makes me feel slightly better about my volunteer efforts, but I doubt there are enough like me, doing RecycleOnTheGo sorting/ highway cleanups/ river cleanups, to make up for all the lazy littering losers.

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

??? How do we force people to read, then act on, something like Hopkins' The Transition Handbook: from oil dependency to local resilience??? And I like this quote from a reviewer: "We have little time, and much to accomplish." -Richard Heinberg, author of 'Peak Everything'.


I'm trying to change 5/15 rsvp to No and it won't let me on BB. a 2011 EarthDance CSA member. I enjoy walking to many nearby restaurants and the library, post office, yoga... I pay the extra 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour via PurePower.

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