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- even if you can afford to consume more than your fair share
- even if you "work hard" and "deserve" to consume more
- even if you think you are "special", because you aren't
2. Create as little waste as you can - manage it yourself.
- the best way to avoid dealing with waste is to avoid producing it in the first place
- the best way to avoid producing it is to consume less overall
- turn waste products into resources
- compost in the yard and use it to enrich your garden soil
3. Cooperate and share resources, including local green energy production.
- not everyone on the block needs to own a lawn mower, or garden tools, or a drill, or many of the things that we use every day
- local community-owned green energy production will keep the lights on after unsustainable grids go down
- bring food to a neighbour
- start a cooperative, support others in your area
4. Grow as much of your food as possible.
- it is amazing how much food can be grown/raised in a small area
- community gardens are a great way to share land and knowledge
- eat a local diet year round
5. Learn to love the challenge of living ever more simply.
- contrary to what we have been taught, living with less according to the limits of nature is not only right, but can also be a lot of FUN.