ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The First Step to Creating Sustainable Social Solutions: Talking About It

Updated on February 7, 2012

United We Stand

When it comes to cultivating sustainable solutions to our most dire social situations, it's important to understand that no one can do it alone. We all use social services to one extent or another, and in order to fix the corrupt systems we have now, we have to work together.

The Sooner The Better

There's no time like the present, especially in a situation where we really needed sustainable solutions to our social problems - like 5 years ago. So the sooner we get started with cultivating and implementing sustainable solutions, the better.

So many problems, so little time

In case you've been out of the "sustainable solutions" loop that's been spiraling around the nation, what I am speaking of, is creating solutions to humanity and the earth's most pressing needs.

This includes, but is not limited to such issues as:

  • Welfare and helping the Resource Challenged
  • Homelessness and the Housing Crisis
  • Physical, Psychological and Psychosocial services
  • Political and Government corruption, reform and spending waste
  • Environmental health and conservation
  • Renewable Energy and the end to Fuel Dependence
  • The consistently failing Drug War
  • Cultivating a more successful Educational System
  • Protecting Civil Freedom and preserving Inalienable Rights
  • Immigration law and Population concerns
  • Reinventing Free Market economics
  • Ending the failed military complex and promoting Small Government
  • Fixing the Social Security and Disabilities systems
  • Space technology and discoveries

These are by far not the only problems that need sustainable solutions, and since I know you have some to add, please feel free to do so in the comments section of this hub.

How to get started

With so many problems and so little time, and an emphasis on getting started quickly, it's time to discuss how you can be an agent of change and help bring about real sustainable solutions to some of our largest problems.

And truthfully, it really isn't hard to get started, as all it starts with is a simple conversation. You can start talking with your family, friends and co-workers. You can seek out online forums and in person groups. You can attend or speak for events like TED. Or you can follow my lead and create your own online group and give everyone you know online, the chance to share what they know and feel, and use it to help cultivate truly sustainable solutions.

Either way, the important part, is that you start the conversation and do everything you can to not only keep the conversation going, but to encourage others to stop bottling up their ideas and let them out into the world where they can do some good.

Once the conversation gets going, a domino effect takes place that begins to set the foundation for strong actions and truly sustainable solutions.


Submit a Comment
  • Paradise7 profile image


    7 years ago from Upstate New York

    It's a much-needed beginning, at least.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)