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.