Our planet’s very fiber and fabric of life is being destroyed so fast 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!
TODAY'S ASPIRING LIFESTYLE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM AROUND OUR WORLD "MORE & MORE" (M&M)
—STUFF, TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT & CONVENIENCE
Lifestyle (defined) — the way in which a person or group lives: the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. • [ as modifier ] denoting advertising or products designed to appeal to a consumer by association with a desirable lifestyle.
There are many different lifestyles in our world today but this is changing quickly. Many are stepping quickly out of local and sustainable lifestyles to a more global, less sustainable living. While many in the developed world have a achieved and continue to achieve new heights of opportunity and plenty, people in emerging nations desire a piece of the action too. Their appetite will grow quickly with one of their first purchases, a smartphone and its gateway to the internet, it's social networks and global shopping. Once connected this large emerging group will watch us regularly and intently around our all consuming lifestyles.
We in the developed world need to demonstrate a better example because this emerging group is estimated to grow from 1.5 billion people over the next 30 years to 4.5 billion while our global population is expected to grow by 2 billion more people. Even with our electric cars, solar power and best efforts to increase recycling we are far from setting a healthy example with our excessive and highly destructive consumption and waste of finite life-sustaining capacity.
Thus our world with our great and growing numbers is growing ever smaller while our planet's life sustaining capacity is being greatly diminished as global demand and destruction climb. This scenario does not paint a pretty picture of our future for us and our children so we need to make an important course correction to our lifestyles, one that will best assure us of a healthy and sustainable future and planet.
OHIAS believes we must begin living responsibly, just and sustainable lives through our communities especially. Making the health of our living planet our first and foremost responsibilty s, not peronal or corporate wealth.
OHIAS and its first community benefit project, Marin Community Benefit Cooperative wishes to assist, educate and empower all in our community to make this course adjustment a rewarding one in all aspects of community life. Please join together with us and help support this life-preserving community benefit effort.