In the spirit of this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, here’s a thought to consider for how we live and work:
“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As applied to Sustainable practices, asking “Is it Right?” is a compass heading for making the best choice in any situation.
What are the short-term and long-term impacts of your action? How does this decision play out locally and globally? Does a choice I make today have a negative or detrimental impact on others or the planet we share?