December 30, 2013
In 2013 there were some very memorable moments that the world chronicled. In these moments one view to be considered is under sustainability and its impact on society, economy and resources. In the rear view mirror of 2013 it is easy to identify the unsustainable moments that reveal the rippling effects that were not positive for tomorrow.
The list reveals the unsustainable moments of 2013 and yet, to date the overall impact and cost of each of these events are not known on society, the economy and resources ( energy, water, waste, etc.). The 2013 Most Unsustainable Moments are as follows:
- Government Shutdown of 2013 lasted 16 days in which the government was operating on a shoe string of essential services.
- Energy grid shutdown due to inclement weather. The storms caused downed and frozen power lines producing power failures to the grid, loss of crops, cattle deaths and loss of life.
- Boston Marathon Shooting producing fear and loss of lives during one of the largest marathons in the U.S.
- SNAP reduction where the allocation of food was reduced to $1.40 per meal for 47 million recipients.
- CBS versus Showtime shutdown cutting off access to all affiliated channels lasting 30 days.
- Marriott Partnership for Business Anywhere with Steelcase (landsdssustainable.com)
- New Thinking for a New Year (landsdssustainable.com)
- LANDsds Sustainable Voice Wishes Everyone Merry Christmas (landsdssustainable.com)
- Dispose Your Tree Sustainably (landsdssustainable.com)
- Life is an Intimate Sport (landsdssustainable.com)
- The End of the Year is Time of Great Reflection (landsdssustainable.com)
- U.S. Power Grid is Far from Smart (landsdssustainable.com)
- The Power and Link of Being Citizens (landsdssustainable.com)
- When Pushing Yourself (landsdssustainable.com)