Working towards peace and sustainability

Sustainable Living and the Climate Crisis

Peaceworks has for years worked to promote the adoption of more sustainable lifestyles, and this remains the focus of our Center for Sustainable Living. The urgency of addressing the Climate Crisis, however, dictates that we make it clear that this is not enough. Below is a brief excerpt from the prepared text of a talk given by Peaceworks Director Mark Haim to the Muleskinners on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. You can view the entire text if you CLICK HERE.

"Over the years I’ve given literally hundreds of talks focused on ways we can each green-up our lifestyle. I could have easily done that here today, explaining how each of our actions makes a difference; noting that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something. I could remind you that we need to rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle; drive less, bike, walk and use mass transit more; eat local whenever possible and grow your own if you can; start a compost pile; give your home an energy audit and an efficiency upgrade; unplug from hyper-consumerism; take more staycations; basically, live simply so others—and the planet—can simply live.

"Voluntary actions like these to live more sustainably are great. They are necessary. But they are not sufficient."

To read the rest of Mark Haim's comments please CLICK HERE.