Environmental Sustainability Exchange

*Work collaboratively with other regions to ensure sustainable healthy living
*Discover ways to promote environmental awareness and growth

As the globe progresses toward a more ecologically conscious society, environmental sustainability becomes a pressing issue for many countries.  An Environmental Sustainability Exchange can motivate and help others to create clean and safe living conditions, while understanding the responsibility we all share to preserve the earth’s resources.  It is our belief that healthy and sustainable living starts with the power of one.

Start your exchange by seeing what other individuals have accomplished:

Example with our Featured Partner No Impact Project

No Impact Project was created by one man, Colin Beavan, who changed his family’s lifestyle to produce zero-waste while living in New York City.  His methods, along with several lesson plan ideas, can be found on the No Impact Project website, and will provide various ways you and a partner can better your world.

Working together and starting small will:

*Help to provide a clean and healthy environment for your community and others
*Emphasize group dynamics and social responsibility
*Educate you and others about the physical world we live in and its importance
*Present valuable information on how to maintain and sustain precious resources
*Help you to understand the conditions and challenges others face in the world and ways to confront them together

Other ways to create and maintain a healthy atmosphere through Environmental Sustainability Exchange:

Although many countries are challenged by severe environmental issues such as clean food and water, depleted resources and/or lack of sustainable resources, every country must deal with the consequences. Working with a partner in another climate or location gives us the opportunity to face issues from both ends, and strengthens our chances for eliminating potential damage to the earth.  Not only will you gain the knowledge necessary for conducting a healthy lifestyle, but you will also be able to help others do the same, and understand the difficulties people are dealing with in other parts of the world.

What else can you do?

*Create a “clean-up” in both of your communities or schools.
-Collaborate on a plan of action together based on each other’s needs and document progress through a shared online newsletter or blog.

*Work together to identify and target the most predominant sources of pollution in your area and develop a plan of action.
-Use e-mail, video conferencing and live chatting to discuss and verify plans.

*Share tips, ideas, and knowledge about ways in which you may live and how it helps you with other participants who are in need.
-Create a web forum or personal thread to open up a dialogue.