October 2017: Political Environmentalism
We hope you enjoy your first look at Gaia, an eco-magazine run by the Independent School Sustainability Coalition.
This issue, we’re focusing on environmentalism in the sphere of politics. Although individual choices and shifts in culture can have tremendous positive effects on the environment, systematic change within governments is essential to more sustainable living. With environmental policy, world leaders can shape the dynamics and attitudes of not only individuals but whole industries!
However, across the world, we see governments have different interests about environmentalism than the individuals they are supposed to represent. This struggle has been brought to light especially in the United States, a nation that is currently very divided on how to move forward for the environment. Regardless of whether you approach the issue from a moral or economic standpoint, governments must recognize the benefits of choosing to protect the environment: for example, the conservation of resources or the improvement of living standards to promote sustainability.
Environmentalism and sustainability are just as much political as they are social. We hope to educate our various communities about different ways our governments protect, or choose not to protect, the natural environment and ultimately inspire change and action in the hearts of young people everywhere!
We hope you submit to Gaia for our next issue: green tech! More and more technology meant to reverse or adapt to the effects of climate change is developed, From GMOs to SpaceX, the possibilities are endless! What is happening? What are we doing (what more)? Are we going in the right direction? For more updates, follow us on Facebook. It is our pleasure to share the first-ever issue of this magazine with you.
-- From the Milton Gaia Team