Someone, somewhere, started a rumour that it’s impossible to have a strong economy and a healthy environment. Then they drew a line between the two and suggested we all choose a side.
This is lazy thinking.
It underestimates people’s ability to adapt to change and solve complex problems. It ignores the incredible work that industries are already doing to improve environmental stewardship while fostering economic success. And, worse of all, it makes it seem like there’s nothing we can do as individuals to balance the interests of both, so why bother to try.
The truth is individuals can have a very big impact on both the economy and the environment just by the choices they make on how and where to spend their money.
Here’s a few things that we can all do to support both.