Our Mission:

OHIAS's work is about educating, assisting and empowering all to live and work more harmoniously with nature and one another especially in our communities to avoid further and certain ruin of our planet’s finite life-sustaining capacity. A principal objective of our mission is to end waste

as we know it today.

Our Work:

Putting our so called waste to work ...

Putting people to work ...

Putting our community to work ....

Creating sustainable community benefit

for all people and planet  ...

It's the RESPONSIBLE thing to do!

CONSUMPTION  (OVER/EXCESSIVE)

consumption |kənˈsəm(p)SHən|

noun

1 the using up of a resource.

excessive |ikˈsesiv|

adjective

more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate

There is considerable information around  sustainable living and consumption. We have noted some recent reports here.

Eugene Memo — The Role of Cities in Advancing Sustainable Consumption (4 pages)

Some may question our use of the word excessive to describe modern day lifestyles of people living in the developed world but there's no other way because we know we are over consuming and our global population and  consumption is expected to grow significantly over the next 30 years. Its crystal clear today that we need to make a significantly greater effort to become more efficient and self-sustaining as our natural world requires or face a world considerable more competitive, unhealthy and uncertain than what we are experiencing today (conflict, terrorism, inequity, injustice, poverty, hunger, biodiversity loss and more).

 

We need combat this issue on all fronts with the greatest URGENCY as through our lives were at stake, beginning with what will produce the quickest and most beneficial results, especially around our personal consumption.

 

This should not viewed as living with less, rather it should be viewed as a goal around living more peacefully with one another and planet.

 

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Sustainable Consumption and Cities  — Approaches to measuring social, economic, and environmental impacts in cities (89pages)

The Urban Sustainability Directors Network sponsored this project to help cities better understand sustainable consumption activities and their effects on people, local economies, and the environment.

SHANGHAI CHINA - a study

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A study on regional circular economy system and its construction, operation and suggestion for shangha (mtu.edu)

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