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The 15 Biggest Lies About Sustainability

13/03/2013

Sustainable living is a subject of confusion for a lot of people. Part of the problem that leads to people misunderstand this concept are the lies that are propagated as the truth. In order to understand the true meaning of sustainability, the lies must be separated from the truth. We want to help you understand the concept of being self-sufficient. By showing the truth about having this lifestyle, we can help dispel the lies that you often hear about it. sustainability In order to change our lifestyle, we need to understand the facts about that lifestyle. Knowledge is one of the most important things that we can possess. Here are the 15 biggest lies about sustainability:
  • Sustainability is too hard to understand and no one knows what it means
  • Green living is the same as sustainable living so if I am living green I am already living the lifestyle
  • Recycling is the same as sustainability, so as long as I separate my trash I am living this way
  • It is too expensive to live this type of lifestyle
  • Adopting this lifestyle means going back to pioneer days so we would be going backwards not forwards
  • This lifestyle is a quick fix for the problems that people face today
  • Generations must pass before sustainable living is a reality, because change takes a long time to take effect
  • A sustainable lifestyle would take too long to achieve for us to change in our lifetime
  • Using new technology is better than living a self-sufficient lifestyle
  • Government has no influence on sustainability, it is a population problem
  • A lower standard of life is a result of adopting this lifestyle
  • The only way to live this lifestyle is to change everything at once
  • Alternative energy sources are unreliable so we shouldn't use them
  • It doesn't make a difference if anyone changes their lifestyle to a sustainable one
  • After all just one person cannot make a difference
Sustainable living is a lifestyle that would benefit almost everyone.  By reducing our carbon footprint on the earth, we live the world in a better place.  By being more self-sufficient, we are able to be more independent and therefore, more in charge of our lives.  By growing our own food from organic seeds, we control what chemicals come in contact with our food.