Sustainable means long lasting. It means using something without destroying it. It means respect. There is no way we can keep on growing and consuming and using at the rate we currently do. Something has to give, and global climate change is an indicator that something is giving…the collapse of our environment. If you don’t care about that, you are at the wrong website. The baseline assumptions here are that things are totally out of hand, but that we can get back on track by leading sustainable lifestyles, building sustainably, and leaving this world better than how we found it. Be a part of this by posting your stories and strategies here at Sustainable Schmidt; and let’s figure out a way to build us out of this mess we are in.