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Sarah Shewey

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How can we help the sustainability community maintain its growth? *A TEDActive Sustainability Project question*

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The TEDActive Sustainability Project will look at best practices in community organizing, and explore radical solutions to push the sustainability movement forward.

At TEDActive2011 in Palm Springs, an amazing group of individuals came together as a group to come up with a simple micro-action solution for helping the sustainability community continue to grow. After a quick 36 hour period of time, they recommended that we move the sustainability TEDTalks into TEDWalks by starting TED Conversations that include an action item attached to a TEDTalk. If you'd like to join them in doing so, please add the tag TEDActiveSUS in the "topics" section of the conversation form.

What would be your micro-solution to growing the sustainability community?

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    Apr 26 2011: What would be your micro-solution to growing the sustainability community?

    My solution is: give them MONEY or other RESOURCES they value.
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      Apr 26 2011: To me, sustainability must be something beyond the claws of money. It'll only be valid for companies and corporations... as long as they see profit, they are sure to join in. But this is definitely not a local level. Although, I don't deny the fact that their strong lobbying is requried to empower sustainability acts on a political level.

      However, to reach people... to have a bottom to top effect...I doubt you can "buy" anyone to care for sustainability... you have to gradually make them understand. Spreading socio-ecological projects adressing local problems are best opportunities to do so.

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