Sustainable Putnam

2020 Pandemic

First Responses

Governor Cuomo’s March 20 order to shelter in place has had enormous impacts on our daily lives. While many may long for “normalcy”, some of us are using this moment to “shake things up.” Some of us are using this moment to live more intentionally, more fully, and in ways that are more sustainable. (Who …

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Danger and Opportunity

It’s a common trope that the traditional Chinese character for “crisis” is a combination of the characters meaning “danger” and “opportunity.” Although that isn’t accurate, it certainly resonates at times like this. It’s normal to focus on the danger confronted in any crisis. We need to protect ourselves when threatened with harm. But most crises …

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