We must first overcome denialism, and affirm that which is manifesting perilously at an exponential rate, and begin an unbiased forensic deconstruction and analysis of what we have succumbed to that is now totally antithetical to all previously-lived life-sustaining societal constructs.
A comprehensive investigation will have us realizing that a complete paradigm shift from the grassroots upwards is the only solution; it is imperative, yet doable.
It is unquestionable that an unprecedented day of reckoning is upon us.
We need to begin asking the right questions, not merely seeking “pat answers,” but responses to stimulating questions that can become a catalyst towards beginning an invocation of workable and viable solutions.
The decolonization of our thinking and lifestyles must be the core of sustainable communities. This would entail a rejection of furthering hegemonic intervention and assimilation, and supplicating before plutocracies and centralized authority. We must begin moving towards the formulation of egalitarian socialization and intentional communities both urban and rural; this includes combining constructive intentionality with innovating upon fostering and solidifying what we have in common in every aspect of relationships, family structures, child-rearing, education, food production and so forth.
Simply, people need to come together and strategize, for their lives, more than ever is depended upon this. Holistic living must now be actually “holistic” by practice and design in every way.
Families and love were originally valued substantively, reflective of and directly addressable to the dynamics of a community's social, political, economic and spiritual needs, which facilitated intent within a community or society as a whole, and relationships were not construed in isolation merely between two or more infatuated individuals.
Individuality, more at hyper-individuality is antithetical to sustainable living. Sustainable societies are only practicable if exemplifying conducive symbiotic relationships. References to brotherhood, sisterhood, solidarity or unity articulated in all forms need to be more than merely impressive language intermingled within prescribed salutations at short-term social events, forums, or festive gatherings.
We are truly our Brother's and Sister's keepers. The imaginative must become real.
Our culture and ideological beliefs must directly address any and all needs that will reconstitute and sustain holistic life, civility, and security within the environment in which we are attempting to thrive and evolve, again with an intent that is conducive to promoting healthiness and well-being.
So I'm suggesting rejecting all former individualized living arrangements towards re-perpetuating self-manageable communities, either urban or rural with the intent of actualizing a more sustainable way of life that can be replicated or propagated city, state and/or nationwide.
I'm promoting reimagining the realization of family and community structures based on workable indigenous and futuristic designs, applicable skilled-based learning, acculturating agrarianism back into family structures and communities, yet, byway of implementing permaculture and ways of growing and foraging nutritional sustenance and medicinals that don't upset the ecosystem any further towards restructuring and regenerating a more natural environment. Such communities will also implement more self-reliance and low-impact self-sustainable energy strategies, be it off-grid and/or alternate and layered green technology.
We, “the people” need to become more self-reliant and agrarian-centric.
We must begin "working to live" rather than merely "living to work" (i.e., servile societies, wage laboring.)
I'm also promoting reimagining the realization of various aspects of utilitarianism within all forms of education, science and the arts. Everyone should have hands-on practical skills, tools and/or capabilities (trade, craft or hobby) which will supplant the present constraints and servitude that has tethered us to globalist and exploitative industries that have destroyed the environment and enslaved citizens within a number of nation states. People are part of the ecology.
Yet, we must be pragmatist as we approach our transformation goals, which is a realization based on the most conservative scientific data, this society has pushed the natural environment beyond the Rubicon of no immediate return, whereas, all perceived governmental proposals addressable to climate will be futile and mere political theater, so adaptability, which has always been core to evolutionary sustainability must be included in all ongoing and future social and ecological designs.
We must confront this runaway climate apocalypse with adaptability, for the climate, a “clear and present” danger has already exemplified a high degree of unpredictability.
Flexibility applied wisely will be greater than our strengths alone.
We must began countering capitalism with other viable economic substructures. It is not merely incidental that both economy and ecology derive from the same etymological root. Economics and the contrived monetary system are not eternally fixed as one inseparable paradigm. We have given money and other materialistic consumer goods far more worth than they have in intrinsic value, both having zero relevance when it comes to promoting or sustaining the viability of our lives (biologically.) Money, which can be printed ad infinitum has yet to prevent poverty, starvation, crime, homelessness or war.
We must realize that sustainability and the overall well-being of the earth and it's inhabitants is not a “one trick pony.” For amongst almost every culture, philosophers and now today's academicians have realized that every aspect of our thinking, life habits, socialization, and governance are related to the whole of our successes or failures.
This climate changing phenomenon is not a natural cycle, but the earth being assaulted and responding to sadistic kleptocratic abuse that has been ongoing for decades, the evidence of an endgame of what has been imposed upon the earth and its inhabitants by sociopathic imperialists for centuries.
Let me offer this in conclusion, South African activist Steve Biko once observed, “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed,” which resonate the words of scholar and historian, Dr Carter G. Woodson, “when you control a man's (or woman's) thinking you do not have to worry about his (or her) actions.”
We need to rethink everything, for we cannot free or change the earth's environment until we, collectively, free and change our own way of thinking.