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u/acepincter · 1 pointr/sustainability

>I said to incentive greed. You want to save money? Well the cheapest way is to respect the environment. Want to avoid taxes? Put work in on social issues. Your company fucked up in the past? Lesser sentences if you do better right now.

Since none of these are currently true, we would have to lay a hell of lot of unpopular political groundwork (and dealing with the flight of business as a result) to make them true. Currently, every business has plenty of incentive is to bend the rules, avoid the consequences, hide the money offshore, basically take the money and run. Shortsightedness is the order of the day, and "cash flow is king" as they say.

>Market growth is a healthy thing...

You are correct about this - the reason we get into a disagreement on this is that we don't measure growth in that linear way. We are in a system that is making all their financial bets based on percentage growth (which could be expressed as having the ability to repay a loan with interest), and expecting returns as such before giving money out to business loans or aspiring homeowners, before buying stock. Percentage-based growth is exponential growth and that cannot go on forever. I believe that living in a system of debt-based money and interest is what prevents any real change from happening as long as we continue playing within the rules of fractional-reserve banking and our entire monetary policy based on lending.

This economist has said what I believe needs to be said, and thought about. There are ways for us to approach prosperity without the economic pressure that comes from racing to keep GDP growing at ~3% annually.

u/ramonvillasante · 2 pointsr/sustainability

Hi Tbone
I find this platform very interesting:

Inside you have many MOOCs based on different topics related to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with books in the sections course - syllabus, literature and books.

For example in this course you can find the book "the age of sustainable development", to buy
or to access online for free following the instructions.

Also I find interesting this framework and reports

Hope you find them interesting :)

u/dontforgetpants · 8 pointsr/sustainability

I am going to disagree right off the bat with Inasaba. Without trashcan liners there are multiple risks for littering garbage into the environment. First, when the trash cans are being dumped into the truck, and second, more importantly, when the truck is being dumped into the landfill. I've toured one of the landfill and recycling centers near Austin, and the amount of small trash pieces getting picked up and blown around/away even just from bags that ripped was pretty incredible, and the workers there said that that was one of their bigger challenges. Plus, as you said, it makes the bathroom trash and the bathroom cleaning process much less sanitary, especially if you have bodily fluids going into the trash can like tissue, tampons, band-aids, etc.

I think what is a much better solution is to look for trash bags that are made from recycled plastic, like these or these. It is important for us, as consumers, to indicate to large companies that we value sustainability by putting our money where our mouth is. When more customers buy those types of products and the big-name manufacturing companies like Unilevel and Proctor & Gamble see their "green" products doing well, they invest more into growing those product lines, which helps bring the cost down so that more and more people can afford them.

I think there is also obviously the common-sense approach to this. Recycle as much as you can, but don't sacrifice sanitation in the name of questionable, very small, potential sustainability improvements. There are much more effective ways to be sustainable.

u/ytman · 1 pointr/sustainability

I agree that one does not lead to the other absolutely, but one does not exist without the other. How else do you have emotional or cultural stability without stability of your life-support system?

I could have an emotional fulfillment being tied to a 'euphoria-machine' [1] or aiding a net negative addiction. Any group could have cultural fulfillment bringing about their version of the Apocalypse [2,3] such that our deity hopefully judges us as just and takes us to a paradise and destroys all else.

The rub isn't just OUR emotional stability, but the general perpetual state of living emotional stability and fulfillment. Its not just our current cultural stability, but the general and perpetual state of having a healthy and empowering culture. Those two, by definition, are never achievable for large time scales without us being smart about the laws of thermodynamics and minimizing entropy. Otherwise we burn out in a brilliant hedonistic dance today and the terrible bill is paid by the youngest and least benefited.

u/faerystrangeme · 5 pointsr/sustainability

I've been using cloth pads for a while now, and I really like them. I would recommend you look for ones that are shaped wider at the front (like these; this is what I have). I find the ones that are a straight shape slip backwards as I walk, but the wider front on these prevents it from slipping backwards between my legs. I've seen some people say they use a safety pin to hold the straight-edged ones in place, but that's too much fuss for me.

It's sometimes been tricky for me to wash mine in one go, but that's because I am lazy and only do laundry once a week, so frequently my used pads are sitting around for 5 or 6 days before being washed. If you've got a baby with cloth diapers, I expect you're going to be doing at least one load of laundry a day, and you can just toss yours in there, and they'll benefit from not sitting around :)

u/imjonbean · 2 pointsr/sustainability is about Intentional Communities, most have some resources in common ownership. I am thinking about joining an ecovillage like Earthaven. is a good place to find a community and arrange a visit or communication. I have been reading the book:

The author lives in Earthaven.

u/MrLovenLight · 3 pointsr/sustainability

Hmmm, I'm not entirely sure this is what you are looking for but... While taking an environmental policy course at university we were assigned Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century (9th edition) and it is by far one of my favorite books that I came across during my college days. Each chapter examines a critical natural resource issue within the US with an emphasis on public policy.

u/mkemrtn · 8 pointsr/sustainability

With home water filtration there are 4 main levels.

1.Normal tap water straight from the sink.

2.Loose carbon filter (Brita Filter). $25 upfront then $10 monthly. Lower water quality than bottled.

3.Carbon block filter (example linked below). $70 upfront then $20 every 6 months, or ~$3 monthly. Also give higher degree of chemical removal than option #2. Roughly equal to bottled water quality.

4.Reverse Osmosis (RO) system. (Linked below.) $183 upfront then $90 every year. Higher water quality than bottled water. Make sure you get with a mineralized cartridge like the one linked below.

These are very general descriptions. It will depend on the quality of your tap water for #2-3, the quality of bottled water your you're buying, and assuming the new systems filters will be changed in a timely fashion. Feel free to reply with any question's. I am not a water professional but have done 50+ hours of research prior to purchasing a water system for our home.

u/lnvalidEmailAddress · 2 pointsr/sustainability

You'll get a real kick out of his books too then.

Many evolutionary biologists don't buy this perspective. I'm an evolutionary ecologist (I study birds and their habitat) and I'll proselytize this all day... We're animals and evolved in small groups. There are strategies we can use to be better groups. These core design principles set us up to have robust, resilient, and happy small groups, and the only thing that limits them is outside institutions which don't respect their autonomy, and an economic system which tips the scale away from small group cohesion. Even if it's not scientifically sound from an evolutionary perspective, the outcome of applying this method of thinking and these core design principles is happiness and group cohesion. So fuck it.

My interpretation of the world and the current state of affairs is precisely as you say. We're all locked in a prisoners dilemma, at every level.

Why should I hamstring myself in an economic system devoted to consumption and individual competition? Suffering the economic consequences is unthinkable because I am "less fit" than the other individuals in my community, and thus I am compelled to spend and produce to keep up with them lest I become antiquated. If we all recognize this vicious cycle, which has lead to unsustainability and incredible health issues we can solve the prisoners dilemma, and all suffer the consequences together...Thereby are there really any? So let's demand great public transport and local quality of life increases through sustainable means, and each solve the prisoners dilemma by doing the unthinkable.

I'm sure you can think of more examples.

I think the use of an economic system which depends on indefinite continuous consumption by multiple has lead us to now: an economic cowboy standoff with higher institutions hellbent on eating the world trying to topple each other, and the people who inhabit the world being brushed off.

u/Paths4byzantium · 30 pointsr/sustainability

Biodegradeable bags 15$ for 500 bags

I use a similar bag for our kitty litter, I'm working on transition to wood shaveings for kitty litter.

u/brijito · 2 pointsr/sustainability

look into getting a soda stream machine. it makes carbonated water that you then flavor yourself with syrups, juice, fruit pieces, etc. The CO2 canisters can be recycled and refilled (each one lasts about 2 months with twice daily use) and one bottle can last you a few years as long as it doesn't go through the dishwasher!

u/two_stwond · 1 pointr/sustainability

My mom hooked me up with this coffee maker when I moved out. It's kinda cheap but it uses a washable filter that I've never had to replace, so I really like that.

u/LazyVeganHippie · 2 pointsr/sustainability

There are also water bottles that are portable with built in filters for when he's on the go, Brita actually makes one :)

u/mollyec · 4 pointsr/sustainability

If you’re really stressed about filtering your water and it stops you from filling up your water bottle while out and about, you can always get an individual bottle with filter like this one:

I personally just drink regular tap water without filtering it, but I know it grosses some people out and can be a factor when you’re switching from bottled water to tap water.

u/Old_John · 7 pointsr/sustainability

Advertising and worse; Green-washing
EDIT: reasonably there are requests for alternatives. Instead of titanium, try bamboo. PREFERABLY made of wood that is FSC Certified.

EDIT 2: there are links in there, but its hard to see. *titanium, bamboo, & FSC Certified" are the words with relevant links.