WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO YOU written by Alexis McCarthy
WHO ARE YOU? 🌿Sustainability is new to you. You want to learn more in a changing world. You have no idea what sustainability means or what the 17 SDGs are 🛡️You are running a non-profit to help make the world a better place and need to understand how to keep it going and trends that donors care about 🏢You are an social entrepreneur that is working to make a positive impact while generating positive returns for you and your investors 💼You are a professional looking for a career in a new and growing field 💸You will be inheriting money from your family, or plan to build generational wealth on your own and want to take your own path that may be different from those that came before you in how you live, give, build and invest 👨👩👧👦You are the leader of a family foundation and you want the foundation to reflect your values not only in how it gives, but how it invests 🚜You have a family farm and want to begin to think and learn more about adaptive and regenerative agriculture practices ⚖️Equity is important to you and you want to live, consume, invest in a just manner SUSTAIN
relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods
(MERRIAM WEBSTER) CIRCULAR ECONOMY
In our current economy, we take materials from the Earth, make products from them, and eventually throw them away as waste – the process is linear. In a circular economy, by contrast, we stop waste being produced in the first place. The circular economy is based on three principles, driven by design:
It is underpinned by a transition to renewable energy and materials. A circular economy decouples economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. It is a resilient system that is good for business, people and the environment. The circular economy is a systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution.
(THE ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION)
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AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY☀️ SDG 7
INDUSTRY INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE🏢 SDG 8, 9 & 11
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION 🛒SDG 12
CLIMATE ACTION🌎 SDG 13, 14 & 15
89% executives believe there is a global climate emergency- Deloitte
January- What makes you want to change the way you live now to begin to live more sustainably?
If I can help you or your organization, get in touch. I would love to connect. Best, Alexis