WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, WEAR AND CONSUME. OKAY. SO NOW WHAT?
EXPLORE CONVERSATIONS AND RESOURCES MEANT TO INSPIRE A MORE...
HONEST. AUTHENTIC. THOUGHTFUL. REAL. NOT PERFECT... CONSCIOUS LIFE.
FUR TRADE vs CONSERVATION
CLIMATE CHANGE vs MOTHER NATURE
PLANT - BASED vs VEGAN
FOOD SECURITY vs HEALTH
LET'S BUILD A
While buying biodegrable soap, an organic cotton tee or incorporating more local farm fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet is AWESOME and the RIPPLE EFFECT IS BOTH VERY REAL AND IMPORTANT...
If you want to “save the world” it’s important to take a more holistic approach to sustainable living... beginning with a solid FOUNDATION built on understanding the WHY in why this all matters.
First, we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room, which is that between Money, Politics, Power and Narratives, Mother Nature has been hijacked.
She's resilient and will ALWAYS correct herself, but it's naive of humans to think we can "change" the weather (we actually can, but not how you think or been led to believe... more on that later) OR tax our way out of this. We just can't. Moreover, while our lifestyle, diet and the brands We the People support ultimately play a significant role in righting our modern day consumerism ship, what we really need are a few more common-sense tools and honest conversations to successfully navigate the new industry of being green.
Fun fact, the Amazon as we know it... a lush rainforest teaming with undiscovered species and the secrets to our health and longevity... well Mother Natures's "lungs" were actually curated by man. They're also part of a closed loop system. Meaning they support her ecosystem first, then the planet… and minimally at best. Didn't know that, did you?
This is one example of many why it's imperative we build a solid foundation... because we have to know what we're dealing with. Mind you, this in NO WAY excuses man, at all. We have been VERY destructive and wasteful. However, with honest conversations and admitting we DON'T KNOW everything, especially about "climate change", we will inevitably make our time here more enjoyable, less destructive and create viable and long-lasting solutions... imperfectly perfect.
Which is why I invite you to suspend the mainstream PANIC PORN narratives you've been fed and instead explore ideas... engage, watch, listen to other points of view... and holistically evolve your thoughts, things and more importantly... yourself!
It's only then, when we have a complete or really more accurate account of our history, current "situations" and their impact, that humanity and all of Mother Nature's creatures will be best enabled to thrive.
Mother Nature's Cheerleader aka Kathryn Knox
FIRST THINGS FIRST...
Sustainable fashion BEGINS with the health of our soil, seeds, water, air and animals. Why it’s imperative we both contemplate and also appreciate our complex relationship with FARMING.
That is if we want to have honest and authentic conversation on how best to evolve and ultimately transform the world.
Cut to... we've gotta get your hands dirty, connect with nature and look both for and at its patterns. Upon experiencing this, we'll grasp certain realities that enable us to both uncover and create ACTUAL solutions based on Mother Nature's preferences… mimicking biology or biomimicry.
Start with getting familiar with these specific farming techniques:
BIODYNAMIC + REGENERATIVE + ORGANIC
FERTILIZERS + “____CIDES” + GMO
MONOCULTURE vs CROP ROTATION
A farmers integrity only takes us so far... and then what?
He doesn't wave a magic wand and his bounty transforms into your favorite pair of jeans. Would be amazing, but that's NOT how our world works.
Which is where having a solid a solid understanding about the realities of MANUFACTURING and LOGISTICS.
Manufacturing is a wormhole and as a whole there are a LOT of issues. ADD ADDITIONAL DETAILS.
MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS
The most dangerous place in the academic world (or really in any industry) is an ECHO CHAMBER. Period.
In fact, if you find yourself agreeing with everything everyone is promoting… and / or they’re all promoting the SAME EXACT narrative… find alternative sources… immediately!
Hence the importance of training yourself out of your comfort zone. Watch films, read books and articles and have conversations with people you don’t agree with. Mumble and grumble, but listen. Their point of view is AS important as yours, and if you’re able to debate using this ”other sides” position, then you’ll know you have a firm grasp on reality.
BREAKING DOWN THE...
Power grabs and transference of wealth grifts aren’t new, at all. In fact, since the dawn of civilization leaders in both nomadic AND agriculturally based “tribes” have created narratives to support their motives.
Therefore, if you understand HISTORY, you will better understand the world, which allows you to decipher headlines AND then better promote actual sustainable solutions vs the PANIC PORN narratives currently hamstringing the sustainability movement and it’s ability to resonate with ALL people.
by Michael Pollan
by Gordan Chang
by Michael Shellenberger
by Frankie Avalon Wolfe
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