Whenever I am fortunate enough to appear for a fashion sustainability panel, I prefer to give the audience so much more than an environmental awareness lecture. In short, humanity requires interconnectivity to open the dialogue of conversation including all inhabitants on planet earth. The simple yet harsh reality is that without our beloved planet earth, life would not exist. In this day and age, no matter who you are, you have no doubt encountered  environmental obstacles and sustainability challenges in your life. Some of you deal with it and move on, whereas others make a lifelong commitment to advocate and participate for generations to come. The relative influence of nature coupled with the manifestation of human inhabitants has for centuries produced speculation by environmentalists and scholars of all kinds. At present, highly developed statistical techniques have allowed us to dissect sustainability challenges into distinct sources of variance, the intertwined influences of civilization and environment. Consequently, speculation about nature versus manufacturing is being transformed into theorizing based on facts, and the facts are firmly in place. To be sure, the influ...