Now, more than ever, there is a movement to make change not only within our society, but within cultures around the world. It’s almost seems counter productive. As technology expands to bring us closer together, one would expect there to be a more singular cultural experience throughout the world, but in the past few years, it seems to be that as a whole this might be happening, individual communities seem to be reverting to more cultural and traditional lifestyles. With things like the Organic, Slow movement and the Locavore movement, the cultural aspects of individual communities are more evident than they have been in many years.
As we progress technologically, we have a wider perspective on the rest of the world. All it takes is a few clicks of a mouse to see the physical, economical, and emotional results of our actions around the world. I guess some call it guilt, but for the rest of us, we see our actions to obtain communal sustainability as our responsibility, and a responsibility in which we take very seriously.
This year, 2012, Our Tiny Earth will be visiting many different communities within the United States in an effort to understand what makes each individual community unique. We’re going to try a lot of new foods, listen to a lot of music, learn new sustainable techniques, and meet a lot of interesting people. We look forward to having you join us and hearing what you have to say!