To Sustain Community in a Viable Future
Busily working on whatever it turns out I’ll do for my little part of tonight’s meeting, our “plan” just loosely coming somewhat together last night. I hope to see some of you folks there, old friends and new ones, alike! The meeting at the Floyd Country Store starts at 7:00 pm tonight, Wednesday, July 29.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to be added to the email list for upcoming events or get an official “invitation” to participate in the NING SustainFloyd discussions, forums, and such…
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure and mention any special interests, skills, or willingness to be involved in particular ways in coming months.
And take a look: go to the new web site (also freshly open for business and soon to be further fleshed out as the official organization web page.) A broad base of participation will help to bring about the best possible kind of local “sustainability.” Here’s my favorite definition I’ve found so far of the term: from U of Wisconsin
“Sustainability represents an idealized societal state where people live long, dignified, comfortable, and productive lives, satisfying their needs in environmentally sound and socially just ways so as to not compromise the ability of other human beings from doing the same now and into the distant future.Â It is, in effect, an attempt to merge development and nature conservation efforts in a mutually beneficial way for the common good of the planet’s present and future generations alike. In practice, achieving sustainability occurs through the process of sustainable development –Â discovering, adopting, implementing, establishing, and adjusting appropriate institutions, policies, strategies, and technologies to produce a just transition that moves society toward the envisioned idealized state of existence.”