Understanding Time Security

Understanding Time Security

 

 

Time is a finite, non-renewable resource. There are twenty-four hours in the day. Each and every day we have to accomplish certain things in order to survive and to ensure that our children are able to grow and, hopefully, thrive. We have to find food and water. We need to ensure that we have energy in order to cook, clean and stay warm. We need access to medicine when we are sick. In development lingo we call the ability to consistently access and benefit from these resources ‘security’, i.e. food security, water security, energy security, and health security. Understanding time security means understanding nuances of decision making at the household level, specifically regarding who needs more money and who needs more time. This will help environmentalists shape much more effective strategies. Read more on the Huffington Post.