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The sustainability mindset

Think local. Build Eco-Habitats. Flourish in harmony. Leave a legacy.

If you’re someone who is committed to living consciously, you’ve already proved that your mindset is a refreshing departure from the take-all and use-all approach. You’re over and done with the maddening pace of life and now, all you’re looking for is a sanctuary where you can create your own little serene cocoon and live a healthy life in harmony with nature. A life where you’re surrounded by like-minded people who are also in the same pursuit. Well, the answer for your quest is an eco-habitat. In simpler terms, an eco-habitat is a full-featured settlement in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future. Sustainable living is the name of the game. Let’s explore what such a lifestyle entails:-

Sustainable living is about quality.
Sustainable lifestyle is about paying now, as opposed to later.
Sustainable way of life is about thinking long-term.
Sustainability is about evaluating value and impact over a lifetime and beyond.
Sustainability is about working with nature, not against it.
Sustainability is holistic.

Ultimately Sustainability is a Mindset.

Unless the people who invest in an eco-habitat are of a certain temperament, it doesn’t serve the purpose. Or should we say unless people are of a certain temperament, they don’t choose an eco-habitat? That’s the point you need to consider when you’re aligning yourself to a community. Here’s what a group of doctors, who’ve chosen to be mentored by Organo, learnt in the process of coming together to build an eco-habitat in Nizamabad aptly named Rurban Nest:-

  1. Sustainable mindset can't be limited to or focused on short-term results. Patience, openness, and grit to create the change are supreme. 
  2. Even after the acceptance of the idea and aligning to a common purpose as a group, you have to be open to critics, naysayers, resistance, early or midway withdrawals but what is most important is that the majority should keep up the spirit.
  3. Even a group of like-minded individuals need a leader, a guide who directs the collective voice; one who keeps the group on the right track away from diversions and motivates them to stay on the course.
  4. Timely communication among the group plays a pivotal role. It is also advised to have periodic meetups to review and appraise the progress.
  5. As a community who will be living in a bio-diversified community, it is important to understand various facets of nature, the changing aspects well before the community is being formed. 
  • ( a ) be aware of farming and animal husbandry-related aspects
  • ( b ) understand other aspects of sustainability - solar, water harvesting, etc as a first-hand user


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