OHIAS' mission is to educate and empower people everywhere to live responsibly, just and sustainable as our natural world requires.   We believe and many will agree  sustainable communities are the foundation stones and life blood of a sustainable planet.

Question of our day.

Are we not obligated knowing all we know about ourselves and our natural world to live responsibly, just and sustainable as our natural world requires.


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 lifestyle to a more global and less sustainable lifestyle. While many especially in the developed world have a achieved and continue to achieve new heights of great opportunity and plenty (lifestyle), people in emerging nations desire a piece of the action, their piece. Their appetite will grow quickly with one of their first purchases a smartphone and its gateway to the internet, social networks and global shopping.  Once connected this large emerging group will watch us regularly and intently around our all consuming Hollywood like 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 continued and excessive consumption of finite life-sustaining capacity.


Thus our world is growing ever smaller while our planet's life sustaining capacity is being greatly diminished as global demand, consumption 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 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.



Several billion people will be emerging global consumers over the next 30 years and they are watching us (our lifestyle) and they too want it — yet we have already surpassed our global sustainable capacity by 1.5 times and is expected to grow even more, so how will we manage with heightened demand, significantly greater resource depletion and the enormous loss of finite environmental quality and capacity?

GO TO: OHIAS lifestyle suggestions

With the advent of mobile phones and especially smartphones the digital divide is greatly reduced and global consumption advanced .

We have many ideas on how to get there, yet there is only one sure way. We need to correct our course today because we have little time and another year, another decade, another generation will just make the effort that much harder and more finite life-sustaining capacity will be wasted. Think too about our children of tomorrow they will think highly of our loving decision to do the right thing.

OHIAS has few suggestions around creating a healthy living (lifestyle) for a more health community and  planet.

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