What Can One Person Do?
30 Days of Climate Action and Inspiration
How do we think about and engage with the seemingly insurmountable problems of these times?
Welcome to Day One.
Did you enjoy the video featuring Charles Eisenstein? (If you haven't watched it, please pause here and do so now)
When it comes to climate, we don't have time to waste. But rather than think about how big this problem is, I'd like you to consider baby steps in the right direction. From this point, for the next 30 days, I will share with you a step you can take each day to develop your capacities to take positive action and exercise those positive action muscles.
The first of these baby steps is to help you orient your approach --to give you a framework for thinking about how to engage with the seemingly insurmountable problems of these times.
Framework for Positive Action
What IS Positive Action exactly?
To understand what it is, it is helpful to look at what it is not.
Positive Action is NOT:
So what is it then?
For the purposes of our work, Positive Action:
To get specific, positive action that can help reverse global warming falls into one of three categories:
1. It works to transform or dismantle the story, systems and structures that
3. It activates others to do one or both of the above.
We will explore these possibilities in the days to come.
For now, keep this in mind: our positive action in the world works best when it both energizes us and thus has the potential to also energize others.
Over the next few days, we will focus on getting in touch with the part of ourself that knows what is ours to do. To do this, we will need some tools.
That's it for today.
Tomorrow we will use that notebook, so have it handy
Thanks for your big heart,
Denise Rushing is an author, blogger, and environmental designer She is passionate about human-scale solutions to global challenges and creating a more beautiful future.