The road to change leads by new thinking and innovation on old models.
The ability to accept that some are invisible to sustainability planning and development is the first step to change.
The opportunity is to deliver sustainability to “ALL”. Sustainability if sustainable is equitable, just, and intentionally reasonable for all its citizens. The goal is sustainability to SUSTAIN and support ABILITY!
As we focus on climate change these impacts affect the poor, underserved, unemployed, persecuted – the invisible just as the non-poor.
There are ways to bridge sustainability to invisible communities for sustainable professionals: I like to share some actions that can address the challenges that lay ahead in making sustainability equitable:
- Build programs understanding the biases that exist within the plan and planners.
- Challenge teams and groups on inclusive, sustainable applications and programs.
- Build inclusive, sustainable teams for varying perspectives.
- Understanding the nature of poverty.
- Address safe infrastructural continuity between the poor and non-poor.
- Train and teach the role of sustainable practices and the impact of sustainability on all communities.