Some causes that we can change dramatically are our individual lifestyle choices.
The primary cause of the environmental impact of climate change is the size of the population.
As beings connected with all life on Earth, we must do what we can to address climate change and do it now.
As a result of the abandonment of small farms, population growth, and development, almost every rural home has a huge lawn requiring a riding lawn mower.
As we have board meetings, conferences, and develop programs and courses on sustainability, let’s begin to have a deeper discussion about what that term really means.
We can’t have infinite growth on a finite planet, and we have already greatly exceeded those limits.
The population of vertebrate species – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish — on this planet has plummeted by 52 percent just since 1970.
It is now projected that due to overpopulation of homo sapiens, by the end of this century an estimated 50 percent of all plant and animal species on this earth will have gone extinct.
What will life be like for future generations given the huge impacts that scientists tell us that climate change and species extinction are going to have on our habitat and ecosystems?
It’s time for economists and political leaders to stop saying that we have to grow the population in order to grow the economy.
Courtney and Zencey have the courage to say, what I believe no other environmental leader has said, “Vermont is not now a sustainable state, but in the effort to achieve that goal, it has a head start.”
The MiEV goes about 62 miles on a charge so I can easily make it from Washington to Montpelier and back, and if I do need to go further, the Montpelier City Hall has a free public EV charging station where I can get an extra charge if I need to.
From a distance, yes, one can say that Vermont’s mountains still look green and beautiful. But if one drives closely around those mountain one can see that on some sides of those mountains there are small cities with hundreds of housing units and hotels built on steep hillsides …