Sailing to America
How much do I love this kid? Right now, Greta Thunberg is sailing to America to join the United Nations Climate Change summit, a 3,000 mile trip from Plymouth England to New York. The journey is somewhat arduous and lacking in such creature comforts as a toilet (she uses a bucket). She’ll eat freeze-dried food and write in her diary by lamplight over the course of the next two weeks, but her carbon footprint will be ZERO.
Proving a point — yes, of course. It’s not practical for the world to start traveling by sailboat or horse and buggy or other zero waste modes of travel, but for raising awareness for climate change and environmental degradation — priceless!
The Swedish teen’s got detractors aplenty but is undeterred. Imagine if more members of congress had a portion of her guts and determination, we wouldn’t even be in this environmental pickle!
The flag on the ship says: Unite Behind the Science. Really, is there anything else to say?
Want to learn more about the We Are the World Blogfest? Then go here where my friend Damyanti Biswas will give you the 411 and then you, too, can join the fun!
#WATWB is the last Friday of every month. See you here next month.
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