Written by Jenna Bower, Co-Founder
Why should I care about sustainability? What is HSF? Who are the wizards behind the curtain?
Well, I’ll tell you little munchkins.
Humans for a Sustainable Future is a grassroots organization that started in a room lovingly referred to as ‘the hippie den’ by myself and two of my roommates. It began with the intention of spreading the plethora of information that already exists about sustainability, in the hope that we could reach another audience that might not have previously been listening. We want to educate and advocate for sustainable practices at home, at school, in the workplace, in private and public facilities and across the world.
Sustainability is a practice, but it begins with a mindset. Anything and everything can be looked at through the lens of ‘sustainability’.
How do you sustain your personal relationships? How do you build a business model that can sustain the growth of that business? How do you sustain your health and your wealth in your own lives? How do we sustain a society, built on the ideals of consumerism, waste culture, and greed?
The answer is, we don’t.
That society cannot sustain itself. That society needs to shift, to start thinking about the longevity of it’s life, to start thinking beyond the lives of this generation and start thinking about our progeny.
An offshoot of our organization is the Humans for a Sustainable Future Magazine. This is a project that I am spearheading for my undergaduate thesis project in the art department at the University at Buffalo. I’ll be art directing this magazine for my thesis project, contributing to and curating it’s many different facets and quirks.
I’ll be collaborating with photographers, journalists, illustrators, artists, community members, and other student sustainability leaders to make this happen.
We’ll be uploading and sharing content along the way, until the printed edition comes out in April, so check back every now and then and see what we’re up to!
Thank you for your support as we venture out into the world of endless possibilities.
University at Buffalo
B.F.A Communications Design
Creative Director of Marketing – Sub Board, Inc.
Graphic Designer – UB Sustainability