Climate change Biodiversity loss Air & water pollution Health threats Urban sprawl Waste-pollution-depletion Sustainability strategies & initiatives Waste-pollution-depletion Production/consumption cycle
What drives the cycle? Distribution – product pricing, marketing/ advertising, packaging, transport, sales/trade Investment of resources (money, natural, labor, knowledge) Values – Root priorities which ultimately shape all other decisions
Production/consumption cycle Production Consumption Distribution Investment Values
Communities of Practice A group that tends to evolve around an issue with its own unique culture. It has its own language (jargon and acronyms), conferences, friendships and journals. They work at different scales from the local level to the national to the international.
Consumption-based practices and communities Key Terms: Simplicity Simple living Downshifting Frugality Sufficiency Quality of life
Communities of practice Concepts and principles Literature (key books, papers) Skills, training, education Terminology or jargon Gatherings (conferences, study groups) Goals or aims Saints and heroes Personal friendships Collective history
There is the footprint we leave And there are the steps we take forward.