Sustainable Realities is about what people can do and are doing to change the world for the better. Our intent is not to diminish the urgency or importance of the issues we face today, but rather to draw attention to what is actually possible.
The idea for Sustainable Realities came from two sources of inspiration. The first, a book by David Suzuki and Holly Dressel called Good News for a Change, showcased people, organizations, and communities around the world actually effecting change. Instead of focusing on the negative issues themselves, the authors focus on the positive actions of many.
The second was a moment of realization after a speaking event in Toronto. We don’t do a good enough job of sharing, whether that’s sharing information, sharing ideas, or sharing success. Many positive strategies that are commonplace to some are actually widely unknown to a larger audience. We need to do a better job of promoting what’s actually available, and how people can get involved.
Through the sharing of what people are doing right now, what people are writing about, or how technology has evolved, our hope is to inform and inspire you to take the next step. And not to take that next step in five or ten years, but to take it today. Our hope is to show that a Sustainable Reality is possible starting now.
A note about the photographs you see on this website. All photographs were taken by the authors themselves or provided by our interviewees. We feel that this keeps with our intent to showcase what’s current and available.
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