Hope and Strategies
for the coming decade
If, like me, the news about our changing climate and the urgency for action leaves you stuck, wondering what you should do, here is, perhaps, a remedy .... some strategies for getting engaged in the work of repairing the damage we have done to the earth .... and lots of wonderful, inspiring stories of thousands of people around the world who are doing just that. I would love to hear about others. Let's create together an inspiring, educational resource of strategies.
Strategies for the Coming Decade
Here are ideas, success stories, and challenges to inspire your engagement.
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Albert Einstein
We have been hearing the same old stories for too long. They don't inspire us. But a story that claims the possibility of an abundant earth with enough for everyone to share is one that is possible. People are demonstrating it all over the world.
Do It In Your Own Backyard
Our greatest influence is with our friends and neighbors - in our own backyard. Begin there. Clean up a riverfront, plant a food forest, join a co-op. Make a difference in your own community. People around the world are doing the same.
It takes a village is not just a truism. When the community is actively engaged in transforming something it is quite amazing what can be accomplished. Here are a few examples.
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
When you invest in the entrepreneurs in your own community you become an active participant in designing the future. It is a different experience from owning stock in some faceless company.
Support Ecosystem Restoration
In the last 150 years human being have made a profound impact on the planet. Together we can repair the damage we have done and restore functioning ecosystems. There are hundreds of examples. Here are just a few.
Keep Your Heart Open
It is hard to stay engaged when every day there are more heart rending stories of loss. The future can seem terrifying. How do we keep from shutting down, becoming numb or depressed?