The EinStrong Foundation researches and conducts advocacy for top-down and bottom-up solutions to climate change in the United States and around the world. Solutions must include both “sticks” – legal requirements and enforcement – and “carrots” – benefits for taking corrective action.
Policy development is key too. Financial benefits, for example, in the form of subsidies and the withdrawal thereof, are key since money is an important driver of action when people and their institutions do not demonstrate sufficient understanding of the urgency of the problem. Money still talks.
An important step towards sustainability is to use less of everything and to recycle or reuse as many items as possible. Our seemingly insatiable need for more goods and services must be changed. Corporations are expected and required to continue to obtain growth, but the world only has so many resources. We have to carefully, but urgently, focus on the fact that endless growth is simply not sustainable and perhaps not even physically possible.