I have found no better framing of our sustainability predicament that leads to an accurate understanding, the basis for authentic hope, and the possibility of constructive action than Donella Meadows' discussion (see the recent post) of love, hope and sustainability (Beyond the Limits: 1992). It is food for thought and a useful mental anchor, or at least perspective to remember, as we and the world move into 2013.
In addition, Sweden's educating a nation campaign begun in 1990 with the launch of The Natural Step is an inspiring and instructive example of Donella's point. It may be worth contemplating them together as the basis for designing a global campaign in, say, 2014 (or sooner), such as, Educating the World for Sustainability (Regenerative) Decisions, Practice, and Success program!
The Strategic Sustainability Institute 2030's New Year's resolution and challenge to the sustainability community for 2013 is catalyzing such an educational/action initiative globally.
If you'd like to monitor or collaborate on this initiative, email me your interest. The Natural Step International (TNSI) is already reorganizing itself in this general direction, although not quite conceptualized as a collaborative, multi-stakeholder global educational/action campaign. Other organizations have or are mounting initiatives that could be stitched together into a larger, focused, poignant, and effective global campaign for strategic sustainability success.
Wishing you the best for transformational strategic sustainability in 2013,