There is a Massive Social Movement afoot, and it started with a child, a child who sat on the steps in front of Parliament in her native Sweden with a sign demanding climate action. And she sat and she sat and she sat.
Three days ago Greta Thunberg testified before the U.S. Congress where she said:
I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take action.
Yesterday, as many as four million people around the world protested on behalf of a cleaner, greener world. If a 16-year old can cause this kind of stir, imagine what we can all do together.
Also, a little something to remember:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead, American Scientist
Now go out there and do something to make the world a kinder, gentler, less climate-challenged place. Whether it’s walking instead of driving, taking one less bag, planting a tree or a garden, eating one less steak or shutting off the tap when you brush your teeth. No offering or action is too small. Oh, and call you politicians and demand that they do something, too. They’ve got the power of the purse.
Our house is on fire and it will take all of us to help put it out. On behalf of the planet, thank you in advance.
pam lazos 9.21.19