By Deirdre Brannigan:
Sustainable Future is so very excited to be part of Earth Day this year --- especially as it is the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill. This disaster in 1969 was the precursor in many ways to the environmental movement. It got the attention of the country and President Richard Nixon; as a result, a number of positive environmental protections were put in place. Such as The Environmental Protection Agency, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other protections. So while there were some positives following that disaster, it just wasn’t enough. Now, more than ever, it feels like people want to take back some control and not simply wait for the government to put restrictions in place! Sustainable Future is happy to facilitate this yearning, and offer tools that will help. Our online platform demystifies how to respond to climate change and offers easy actions people can tackle today, in a way that’s fun, over a period of a few weeks, to change behavior towards those more in alignment with sustainability. These micro actions are in many ways a gateway broader positive change.
Come see us at our booth at The Earth Day Festival or join us online at www.sustainablefuture.org