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.
Educate and empower people and community to live more responsibly, just and sustainably as our natural world requires. End waste (natural resources and human potential) as we know it today by taking complete responsibility for it and putting waste and people to work for the benefit of all people, community and planet.
Our work is about opening minds through education, provocative thinking, commentary and theater. Our goal is to open minds to change around human conduct and responsibility for the health of all people and planet. Our work is also about creating meaningful work and products from our local waste streams, putting waste to work, putting people to work, putting our community to work for the benefit of all people, community and planet. We are guided by precautionary principals and respect for all life.
We believe our health and the health of our planet is at stake due to our collective actions since the beginning of the industrialized era some 150 years ago. We believe our health (people and planet) should be paramount yet we continue today to pollute our air, waters and land for excessive (over consuming) personal benefit (comfort and wealth) with little regard for its implications, loss and destruction of life and ecosystems that took nature millions of years to put in place. Much lost in a moment of time in the name of progress (growth, profits and dividends for a few).
We believe the health of people and planet should never be compromised for profit of a few or benefit at the expense of others. We believe sustainable communities are the bedrocks of a sustainable planet and all communities need to recognize the urgent need for each to resist expanding globalization by making "local" truly central to our community's economy (less talk more action). We also believe cheap products and cheap labor are unhealthy for both people and planet and should be avoided by consumers and businesses alike. We especially dislike any and all materials and products that are known to be harmful (significantly reduce quality of life) to people and planet. We believe all of our so called waste is (should be) reusable and therefore it should be put to work (like nature or redesigned so it does) not burned or buried.
We believe health living and living sustainability are one-in-the-same. What this means as you read about our mission and work is we see them as having the same positive life-sustaining energy. Neither can exist without the other.
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