Ecocentricity Blog: Buzzwords

May 3, 2017 9:30 AM ET
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When it comes down to it, I fear that for many people “sustainable” has become synonymous with “less bad.” That’s not enough, friends.

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I’ll admit to having a slightly unhealthy relationship with sports. When I choose to care about a team, I invest an excessive amount of time into following them, both in-season and out. Right now, I’d say I have a significant emotional investment in the University of Virginia men’s basketball team and Atlanta United F.C. in Major League Soccer. If you follow either of these clubs and you see me around, we should definitely chat.

Having watched sports since I was a little kid, I’ve seen literally thousands of interviews with athletes. I even conducted some of those interviews when I worked with UVA’s Athletics Media Relations office as an undergraduate student. So, when you read my next sentence, you can rest assured that I have I reasonable degree of credibility when opining on this subject.
 
I would say that 99 times out of 100, what an athlete says during an interview is completely meaningless.

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Valerie Bennett
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