Individual Sustainability by McDearis and Pappas

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An important context missing from most discussions of sustainability, especially within academia (or society in general), is individual sustainability. Living a sustainable lifestyle includes creating harmony, interconnection, and relatively high levels of awareness in one's values, thoughts, and behaviors, as well as maintaining an increasing control over one's physical, emotional, social, philosophical, environmental, and intellectual life. The general skills that lead to individual sustainability are awareness, motivation, and the ability to engage in intentional self-development. As well, individual sustainability includes possessing a well-developed and demonstrated value system that acknowledges the interconnectedness of all global biological systems and our appropriate place in the Natural World. ©2013 Published on Oct 5, 2013  Kat McDearis and Eric Pappas produced this presentation. 

EarthSayersKat McDearis; Eric Pappas
OrganizationsJames Madison University
EarthSayers RatingRecommended
CountryUnited States
Member of Special CollectionWhat is Sustainability?
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