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Letter: Changing behaviours, not hyperbole, creates a better future

Editor: It is clear that it is no longer possible to live according to the standard of constant consumption and expectation of eternal prosperity that we are used to.
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Editor:

Re: Raspberries, or how I saved the world, Vox Populi Jan. 2, 2020. 

It is clear that it is no longer possible to live according to the standard of constant consumption and expectation of eternal prosperity that we are used to.

It is possible, and necessary, for all of us to make changes in our personal lives while continuing to live happily.

If that change is no longer eating raspberries, that's wonderful. 

For some, it could be resolving to ride one's bicycle three days a week, or to take only one flight a year.

The unfortunate truth is that our lives can no longer remain the same as they always have.

I encourage all readers to choose concrete goals and look toward the future with hope and courage, rather than clinging angrily in the past.

However, we must also hold our governments and corporations to account.

They, too, are responsible for working to limit the effects of climate change on the lives of all humans.

Take heart and take action.

Amy Herr,

Canmore



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