It’s sometimes hard to know where to begin things, to re-begin. This won’t be an invocation to new beginnings and starting things, but if you’d like a great one, they exist. So, what am I trying to do here? What’s it all about?
A lot’s changed in the past six months, and even prior to that, entries came in waves. That’s fine. I didn’t really define the space. But the title I chose way back in ’08 was SLiDDA, Sustainability Life Design Direct Action. That’s all still pretty important, as is the way you parse it. On the one hand, there’s Sustainability, life, design… 3 separate spheres, fine by me. On the other, there’s sustainability life, and life design. Here’ things get interesting.
Sustainability life means reaching past the technical aspects of sustainability – energy use, resource utilization, stewardship of people and habitats – towards the social aspects of the sustainability movement. I have heroes in this field, one of whom is Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx. I’d like to learn a bit more.
Life Design means prioritizing. What does my time and effort mean to me? And what, I’d like to know, does it mean to you? Behavioral economics, social psychology and affective forecasting (how we think things make us feel), and evolutionary psychology all have a bit to add to the conversation. And I’d like to have that conversation often.
So there it is. It’s getting late…hell it’s been late, and I’ll be back. Count on it.
Here’s to doing.