Halt and Reflect: An Open Letter

Halt and Reflect: An Open Letter is a document currently being dissmeninated across the internet calling attention to the unsustainability of our current lifestyle. An important focus is the political and institutional failure to address this issue with appropriate, and measurable positive results. 

We work all over the world, and all over the world we see a common pattern. Existing policy initiatives, with very few exceptions, fall short of what is needed to re-align human activities with the fundamental limits of our planet. Despite heavy rhetoric on sustainability, most policy initiatives are not able to fundamentally change the global trajectory of increasing un-sustainability.’

The authors of the letter are scientists, and are calling fellow scientists to sign on in support of the message. Over 200 scientists have signed already and more continue to sign. Awareness withing all occupations is important, but this is a very good way to continue to raise awareness. Without change our environment will continue to deteriorate. Read the full letter here.

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About jensera

Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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