Sustainability is a hot topic these days. Going right along with the outdoor industry, this controversial topic is one that companies like Patagonia have been researching, practicing, and pushing for some time now. Why, you may ask? We have so many industries that deplete resources; poison the land, water, and air around us; and don’t give back at all. If we keep doing this as a society and support companies that do not care about the effects of their business, then we are ruining the only home we have. Going down that treacherous road will only destroy the things we love.
We at Grindstone Sabbatical focus on the outdoor world and the activities that we love, but we also want to educate and practice things like sustainability to help solve some of the problems around us. It is important to us to help maintain the places that we cherish.
Below is a video, called Unbroken Ground, that Patagonia, in conjunction with Farm League, has put together to highlight just a few examples of sustainable techniques and methods. We only have a limited amount of resources. We all need to use them wisely and in moderation. We need to learn and implement practices to prevent the total loss and destruction of such resources.
Videos like this can be super inspiring and overwhelming all at the same time. Sustainability is not something that you can just start overnight. Take small steps for the greater good. Start out small and hopefully you can accomplish something huge. Enjoy and please let us know what you think.