Sustainable: To be, or not to be
“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.”
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Welcome back to Green Miyagi Blog. Let’s look at the meaning of the word sustainable in contrast to its opposition. Merriam Webster defines sustainable at https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sustainable#synonyms as:
sus·tain·able | \ sə-ˈstā-nə-bəl
Definition of sustainable
1: capable of being sustained
2a: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
b: of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods
“We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.” -Jim ClyburnTweet
Sustainable Is Not
Merriam-Webster provides the following antonyms for sustainable:
in·de·fen·si·ble | \ ˌin-di-ˈfen(t)-sə-bəl
Definition of indefensible
1a: incapable of being maintained as right or valid : UNTENABLE
b: incapable of being justified or excused : INEXCUSABLE
Definition of insupportable
in·sup·port·able | \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl
: not supportable:
a: more than can be endured
b: impossible to justify
un·jus·ti·fi·able | \ ˌən-ˈjə-stə-ˌfī-ə-bəl
Definition of unjustifiable
: unable to be justified : not excusable or justifiable
We should practice being sustainable in spirit as well as in definition.
So by these definitions, we can infer that being sustainable is no luxury when opposed to its alternative. Not focusing on sustainability as a culture really is incapable of being right, more than can be endured, and unable to justify. We are not just being ignorant when not behaving in ways that are sustainable, but more hazardously we are being complicit in decreasing our net well-being in every aspect of our world. We are being irresponsible by not holding ourselves accountable first, and then holding each other to the same level of accountability as we hold ourselves.
To be sustainable is to proceed proactively in ways that anticipate and mitigate the opposing forces we will always face from the universe naturally when trying to survive as a species.
This sustainable idea is a pillar of belief for Green Miyagi Waterless Mobile Auto Detailing & Car Wash Service, and the basis on which we conduct business ethically and in actuality. This is the reason for our waterless and eco-safe cleaning method, our innovative business model, and the message we promote through practicing water conservation as our bottom line. We simply put water conservation first and designed our business around maximizing that conservation on as local of a level as possible. Water conservation begets prioritizing all of us as people first, and if we can achieve that prerequisite we then pursue a profit however we must.
Let’s all be more sustainable. Please and Damnit!
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