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The EarthView team is happy to be back at Sharon Middle School for the third year in a row. We will be visiting this Friday, February 28th and next Friday, March 6th. The blog post from our visit in April of 2012 describes the geographic characteristics of Sharon in terms of site and situation.
While looking for things to discuss in today's post, we came across an article from National Geographic describing the top ten most sustainable cities in the world. If you are unsure of what sustainability is, it is the balance between the environment, society and the economy that helps to ensure that we will be able to keep our planet alive and thriving for future generations. It is about more than just the initiative to go green by recycling and reusing but by adopting a new way of thinking about life in order to treat the world and its people the way they should be treated, respectfully and appropriately.
While no cities in the United States made the top ten list, Boston did come in at number fifteen. Knowing that Boston is recognized as the most sustainable city in the United States says a lot about where we live. Although we have a long way to go in sustainability, it is hoped that we will one day make it into the top ten cities. Or perhaps one day lists like these won't be necessary because the human population around the globe will have changed by adopting the ways of sustainability thus creating a less polluted and more ecologically conscious world.