Italians have one of the highest average lifespans in the world ... a small country that could probably fit into Russia fifty times over, yet has a GDP currently equal to Russia!
Its secret is its sustainable lifestyles ...
... and among the new trends, "Local is the New Black".
... the writing is on the wall; households need to move off the energy grid, become more and more food sustainable, eliminate or at least minimize the use of credit to avoid the ravages of the debt collecting vultures and hyenas.
Households need to be able to shelter themselves at minimal cost, ensure their online connectivity, acquire knowledge as inexpensively as possible.
Water will become increasingly more expensive, and a renewable energy form of personal transport, home-rechargeable, will become essential.
Being able to secure an income on line, thereby minimizing travel, will become more and more important.
To imagine what the future may hold all one has to do is watch the documentary series "Welcome to India":
Hope is the energy for Sustainability ...
... without hope there is no Sustainability, with hope there the sky is the limit ...
... even in their non-green usage they can minimise the environmental damage that farming can cause.