5 Powerful Environmental Sustainability Quotes from the Sure Uncertainty Podcast
Environmental sustainability is something that we care very deeply about at the Sure Uncertainty Podcast. Read on to explore some of our favorite quotes from the show about environmental sustainability.
Are we creating the change we want to have? Are we enabling scientists to be able to understand what’s happening to our Earth? Are we sharing accurate, truthful knowledge?
These are the hard questions, because the “we” includes our whole society. As a whole, are we doing these things, or are we going in the wrong direction?
Making the changes that we want to see in the world requires deliberate effort over time—but even through small efforts, we can make change.
We can’t function as an isolated unit. We have to speak up and lead by example. We have to share why and how environmental sustainability is important to us. We need to have these difficult conversations, with our communities, and with our lawmakers.
If you live in the United States, you can use this link to send a message to a US Senator or Representative about environmental sustainability.
We’re here for an earth-changing radical time, but it’s up to us to create the communities and the future that we want. We have to fight for it. We have to. We can’t be complacent.
One thing is for sure: We can’t just sit back and expect others to care as deeply about these issues as we do. We can’t just sit back and hope that someone else will solve our environmental issues.
We can’t turn our heads the other way and hope that the problems disappear. We need to direct our attention to the environmental problems of the world, and inspire others to focus on these issues as well.
What we’re being called to do is to find our values and infuse them into our lives, and into the things that we do, make, and use.
Yes, yes, YES.
Through the Sure Uncertainty Podcast, we aim to inspire you to examine your values, and ignite powerful changes to infuse them into your life.
Through our sustainable coffee roasting business, Great Wild Coffee, we found a way to infuse our values into the coffee beans that we roast.
Part of this process is continuously seeking and finding new ways to infuse our values into our lives. This process is never over; there’s always something else we can improve upon: a habit we can change, a product we can switch.
You can choose to have the awareness and acceptance of where you are right now in this moment, no matter what that means. Have kindness with yourself, and go from there to start making deliberate changes toward environmental sustainability.
What we’re being called do is not to be lazy anymore, not to be complacent. We have to review the way things have been done, because it can’t be done like this anymore. It just can’t. We can make a new normal, and now is the time.
Laziness and complacency are not good excuses. We can do so much better than that. By leading by example, we have the opportunity to create a new normal in our lives and in others’ lives.
Wherever we go, we can choose not to buy, take, or use more than we need.
We can focus on consuming less products that end up in a landfill.
At restaurants, we can choose to leave the plastic straws unused.
At grocery stores, we can choose to buy or bring our own reusable grocery bags.
We can’t just be a taking world. We can’t just live in that consumer disposable mindset, because people are not disposable. Our world is not disposable.
This is so true. We need to care more about our footprint, as individual households, as a community, and as a society.
No matter our level of consumption, we are consumers. Through our dollars, we can vote for which companies succeed. Through this action, we can move closer from disposable, to sustainable.
We can move away from using any plastic products, and move towards using biodegradable, eco-friendly products.
We can move away from using bottled water, and move towards using a water purifier, stainless steel water bottles, and stainless steel straws.
We can move away from using products with harmful chemicals, and move towards using more natural products.
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