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Tom Liu
Sep 23, 2022
In #UnleashValues
I envision a future where societies in the world connect with their local ecosystems on a deeper level than now, especially on how resources are taken and returned to nature instead of focusing on pure extraction, and people would focus on living a life where the balance with nature plays a central role in their lives. The reason for this is, as we know from current studies on climate change, our method of harnessing resources from nature causes immense damage to the local ecosystem on multiple levels, from microscopic zooplanktons, to larger organisms, to people living in the area, and oftentimes the damages are practically irreversible. Through promotions of values (such as #unleashvalues), and pushing the government to establish policies towards sustainable, respectful (to nature) methods of living, A local example in this case would be a push towards protection of the old growth forest in BC. I hope the world we live in the future can be one with humans and nature living in harmony. If I have to choose a lifestyle between being the human corporations in Avatar, or the Na’vi, I think the Na’vi way of living with nature is the more sustainable future.
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Tom Liu
Sep 16, 2022
In #UnleashValues
For the future I am envisioning, there will be large scale legislations around the globe to prevent or discourage planned obsolescence for many consumer products. This includes examples presented in the class today — washing machines — but also other electronics such as televisions and fridges, as well as cars and non-electronic things. In this future, activists work to promote the trend of long lasting products / Efficiency over a long period of time in the society, and regularly checks newer designs and innovations as to whether they are sustainable over the long term rather than purely being “technically” more green, but increasing the total number of production. I believe a way to achieve this is through activism, such as #Unleashvalues and other platforms to raise awareness of these goals, and when the movement becomes large enough, can compel industries to adjust their strategies and produce more durable products for the consumers.
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Tom Liu
Sep 16, 2022
In Member Introductions
Hi! My name is Tom, and I am currently a fourth year biology major. I am glad that I decided to join this class, because I have been quite interested in studying how environmental changes are affecting our ecology, so naturally this course, with its call for climate activism, draws me to the class. I am quite excited for how this class unfolds, and I will be posting here over the coming weeks on various topics in environmental science. I look forward to interacting with you all and hopefully together we will bring about more awareness to the current climate crisis! #UnleashValues
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