Online research conducted by Sustrainegrenity in New York Metropolitan Area (by administering google forms to 50 respondents )shows that 98% of respondents knew about global warming and 97% were aware of the concept of sustainability. 65% would like to learn more about sustainability and how they can bring about a change while 30 % were not interested and the rest were not too sure.
Important topics that interested respondents were
1. Reducing , recycling and up cycling waste
2. Best ways to choose products and wastes to ensure continued sustainability
3. Sustainability at a community level
4. Reducing individual carbon footprint
5. Hemp Farming
A very unusual request was to provide more information on the effects and consequences of bad sustainability and the ways to recognize and diminish it. This struck to me as interesting because we often talk about sustainability and its good effects, but mention is never made of the negative or bad practices that may emerge in the name of sustainability which may actually cause harm and no good. The point that emerges is that ” Is there anything such as BAD SUSTAINABILITY ?” and if there is – who defines it and its characteristics .