My vision for a positive future has roots in the present. Its in the things that are directly related to me (my friends and family) and the things I see on media (protesters, land back groups and other advocators for social justice). In my immediate circle, my friends and family have already committed to buying (and selling) more consciously, second-hand and from brands that have proven sustainable practices and values. This needs to continue and will continue as we strive to not only possesses less but to spend less money and save for our future. To recycle, reuse materials as much as possible is already a practice that my Mexican-immigrant household uses every day and that has been ingrained in me. Immigrants from lower socioeconomic status countries like my parents already practice water-saving, food-waste elimination, and other practices that use items to their maximum ability out of necessity. I'm very privileged to be able to have everything I need in abundance (and excess) such that these practices are no longer out of necessity but out of privilege. It is ingrained in my morals and values to make things last because everything when properly maintained should last and I've always been taught to look for what will last the longest. My plans to change begin with teaching others the way my parents taught me: to hand clothes down, to hand books down, to donate and to buy second-hand, to recycle carefully, to turn off the lights and to only place on your plate when you are going to eat as well as share abundance that you possess with others.