THE GREAT LAKES ACADEMY OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING
ART, SCIENCE, HEALTH AND SPIRIT
Prescott (Skidway Lake), Michigan
Includes, but not limited to:
Tai Chi Qigong
Meridian Energy Therapy
Energy Therapy (Reiki, Plasma Energy, etc.)
Universal Spiritual Ministry
Live simply so that others may simply live.
On the most fundamental level, the idea of living ‘sustainably’ refers to the notion that one’s everyday actions and practices create a lifestyle that in turn produces a more healthy, habitable and equitable world for all beings. But, even this broad definition raises issues and conflicts and can be challenging. This, in part, is the magic and power of bringing sustainability concepts and issues into your daily living.
Fundamentally, sustainability refers to our potential for sustaining---supporting, maintaining, upholding---beneficial aspects of society or the environment.
The world we live in is one of ever increasing interdependence between all inhabitants of the world. Our daily lifestyle choices impact all aspects of our planet in an economic, environmental, and social manner. Often these impacts are not discussed, and not ‘readily’ evident. Often there are ‘hidden costs’ involved in our daily decision-making such as negatively impacting future generations we may never meet or adversely affecting places we may never visit or live in.
These ‘hidden costs’ of our actions can often have dire, far reaching, negative impacts on our global world. For example, though an item may be marked with a low price at our local store, what are the costs when considering: importation (fuel and shipping infrastructure), labor (quality of life for workers, worker benefits and wages), environmental damage (waste issues, landfill and environmental impacts of the object’s industry)?