Imagine if you were about to be born, and you didn’t know if you were entering the world now or 100 years from now. What approaches to environmental protection would you want to see in place from this position of uncertainty?
Now imagine you were about to enter the world into either a situation of peace and stability or one of lethal risk to yourself and your loved ones. What approaches to refugee resettlement would you want to see in place?
In both of these scenarios, the goal is the same—a world in which present and future generations have access to resources and opportunities that enhance the ability to live peaceful, healthy and meaningful lives. This concept lies at the heart of sustainability and it connects directly to the work of a new community initiative called Ithaca Welcomes Refugees (IWR).