Awareness, Meet Action

Awareness, Meet Action

Perhaps you saw the story of 16-year old Greta Thunberg who last year took to the steps of parliament in her native Sweden to protest the fact that the Swedish government wasn’t doing enough to combat climate change.  The then a 15-year old understood what was at stake for our world and the consequences of our political leaders’ inaction.  She may have been the only one at the party last year, but this time around, thanks to Greta’s efforts and some timely publicity, the party looked a whole lot different.  Tens of thousands of kids around the world skipped school on March 15, 2019, to take place in the global climate strike.

Greta didn’t know it when she started all this, but she was born to be a leader, someone who has an awareness of an issue and takes action.  She didn’t ask someone else to do it for her.  She saw the goal of raising awareness for an issue that’s going to take all of us out at the knees if we don’t work together to solve it, and she moved the issue forward in a manner that fostered cooperation and collaborative efforts.  And when awareness meets action, wonderful things can happen.

Thank you, Greta.  One day, the children of the world will all breathe easier because you took a stand.

It’s day one and the 10th anniversary of the AtoZ Blogfest, 26 stories, one for every letter of  the alphabet, throughout the month of April.  My blogging theme, like my blog, is Where Eco Meets Life.  That was A.  See you tomorrow.

 

pamlazos 4.1.19

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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19 Responses to Awareness, Meet Action

  1. Oh my, you’ve got your own blogothon going on here! Can’t wait to read more! 🙂

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  2. Excellent choice to start your month with!

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  3. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – she’s been hitting the airwaves with the #WAWTB and now here in the A-Z challenge … yes, awareness and then do … act … certainly Greta has been doing that – cheers Hilary

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  4. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    Now I know how it all started 🙂 Sounds like a good idea for a book…

    Ronel visiting from the A-Z Challenge with Music and Writing All the A’s

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  5. They will indeed breathe easier because of their actions. Ah blogfest… ?OOOHHHHHH

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  6. Ken Dowell says:

    The activism and political awareness of so many young people is probably the best news we’ve had over the last few years.

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  7. Susan Scott says:

    Perfect match of awareness and action, great start Pam! Hoo boy here goes April in a flash …

    Liked by 1 person

  8. TanGental says:

    one of life’s stars; maybe when she’d old enough she can be our PM… only a chance of nationality and a determination to do the shittiest job around required…

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