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Letter: Sustainable living is not a political ideology

Sustainable living is not a political ideology

We in Western New York just experienced the hottest summer on record, along with a record-breaking drought. It is time we get serious about climate change.

While large-scale policy change is necessary, individuals can act immediately by committing to sustainable living. Sustainable living is not radical. In many ways, it hearkens back to the “good old ways” of our grandparents and great-grandparents.

Walk places. Repair things instead of buying new. Buy locally made products. Plant a garden, and cook at home. Make a commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible.

Make changes to your commute. Walk, ride a bicycle or take public transit if possible. If not possible, carpool. These alternatives are also friendlier on the wallet, and a great source of free exercise.

Sustainable living is not a “trendy” lifestyle choice, and it is not a “liberal” thing. The core ideas are old and economical. It is time to embrace the good of the past to preserve the future.

Candace Morrison


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