What Can One Person Do?
30 Days of Climate Action and Inspiration
What if global warming is happening FOR us instead of TO us?
In nature, big problems create big opportunities.
Existing systems transform dramatically during these times of disruption and difficulty, where the old structures are forced to fall apart.
Only a massive problem can do this for us. The scale and scope of the problem dictates the magnitude of our response--and there is good evidence to suggest that a massive shift is already underway... one that we won't see advertised on TV.
Day 5 Action:
1. Watch Paul Hawken answer the question "Is Global Warming happening to us or for us?"
Day 5 Action, continued:
2. After you watch the above video, find a seed of opportunity within something you currently see as a problem.
Stumped? here are some examples:
Humans are Disconnected from the natural world and each other
Humans crave connection and may respond to an invitation
Policy Makers are Ignoring Citizens
Citizens are organizing in historic numbers
The air is filled with smoke from climate-related wildfires
People are demanding a better future
Thousands of acres of California Forests have burned
Humans can witness and participate in the regeneration and healing of the forests
To seeing with new eyes,
“Is global warming happening to us or for us?
– Paul Hawken in ‘A Plan to Reverse the Climate Crisis’
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.