A Manifesto (consider yourself warned)
I write about the things that bother me. Specifically about unnecessary waste and how simple changes in the way you go about living can reduce or eliminate waste or better yet transform it into a positive contribution to the environment. I am not suggesting that we live like monks, or limit our diets, or spend lots of money. I am talking about easy simple ways to convert an economy of waste into an economy of abundance. To refocus on natural systems or at least systems that use natural processes to meet our needs.
You and I can’t wait for Governments, or International Agencies or Politicians to act. Because they never will. They are paralyzed by the very nature of their position. They are participants in a system that worships stasis and smothers innovation.
Progress on big issues has always happened when individuals started doing what had to be done without waiting for a leader, a law, funding, or support. Make enough noise and governments will have to adapt to you. Think about Gandhi or Martin Luther King. Simple humble folks who did not wait for something to happen. They made things happen by taking action.
So when I talk with you about simple ways that everyone can act to change the world, I expect you to do it. Make some noise. Create an example. Force our Governments to adapt to us. And somewhere along the way, we can save the planet and ourselves as a byproduct of our actions and intentions.
Use less, compost more, eliminate chemicals, walk, bike, think, think, think.