What Can One Person Do?
30 Days of Climate Action and Inspiration
How can we truly CHANGE the dominant systems and structures?
Loretta and I are with Nuhan and Kuha, young Achuar leaders who shared with us how they and their families live in the Ecuadorian Amazon. These men have devoted their lives to inviting and educating people like us about their people and the living, breathing, beautiful rainforest in which they live. How humbling to be with them.
Today, indigenous people of the Amazon--who in the recent past were in conflict with each other--are working together to preserve their ancestral lands. They face powerful and destructive forces and are making headway in saving the lungs of the planet for all life. (And note that Restoring Tropical Rainforests ranks as solution #5 on the Drawdown solutions list).
(The above photo was taken while in the passenger seat of a single engine Cessna flying over the vast rainforest in Ecuador)
Even if you believe in and are willing to work toward a big idea like "we can reverse global warming," how can we truly CHANGE the dominant systems and structures?
Annie Leonard, from ("the Story of Stuff" fame) shares a framework with us for how things actually change.
1. Watch the Story of Change video:
2. Answer the question: What kind of change maker are you?
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.