I’m often confronted with some version of the following argument: “vehicles run on fossil fuels, therefore you can’t be an environmentalist if you use a vehicle.” I’ve seen it used against a variety of ideologies, and whether it’s veganism, human rights, social justice or a particular moral stance, it’s almost always used in response to an attempt to do good.
We aim to produce one video per month and two blog posts per week. One of our weekly blog posts will be co-written, while the other will be a solo post, with the two of us alternating solo posts each week. Half of these solo posts will be freestyle, while the other half will cover current environmental issues in Australia, the United States, and elsewhere. We hope these posts will keep you in the loop of the world of environmental activism, as well as give you ideas on how to participate and be a part of the solution.
The rate of change in society and our environment is far too fast for our administration to keep up to date with — it’s too big.
Tom came around the corner, looking to thank me for my help. He took off his glove, preparing to shake my hand. But when he looked up from finding his footing in the snow and saw my face, he jerked to a stop.
“Holy shit!” he exclaimed. “You’re a woman!”
Sustainable living isn’t just about solar panels and driving our cars less. It’s a mindset and an opportunity for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. It’s about slowing down, living in the present, and appreciating what we have instead of wishing we had more.
People need to accept the fact that they are responsible for the way things are. What is needed is not simply a cultural revolution, but an individual awakening en masse.
While I have enjoyed the many engaging discussions I have participated in within my classes … those discussions aren’t solving climate change.