Our planet’s very fiber and fabric of life is being destroyed so fast today scientists from around the world have issued two dire warnings to humanity, our health and all life on Earth is at stake. Either we are not listening or it's our selfish ignorance of the needs of our living planet and others.

There's just one solution we can count on today —making our planet's health our first and foremost responsibly, by living  just and sustainable, as one people and planet. This is our challenge today, as tomorrow will be too late to assure our children's future health and justice is better, not worse than today!

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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