Several years ago I went through a period becoming educated about global warming. It blew my mind.
Along the way I realized one solution any of us can do immediately is to get in the habit of doing a Green Good Turn daily.
It’s really kind of fun, plus trains the brain to be resourceful and spot opportunities.
You actually learn a fresh way to see.
I started keeping a log (to make sure I had consistency), and after a few weeks I could see patterns in the list. One that emerged pretty quickly is that I prefer the world of communication, of being an influencer, really.
That’s actually how Global Warming for Busy People came about… I realized there was a need for a simple platform where most “Ok, how can I get started?” questions could be asked and answered in one place, without people drowning in the mass of climate change information available on the web.
I realized that it is particularly hard for folks that most available information is on the heavy “problem-set” side, whereas many of us simply want to get to the more positive “solution-set.”
I also began to dig how interesting and invariably positive global warming solutions really are:
They create many good jobs, they improve our quality of life, and they regenerate the beauty of our farms, forests and oceans.
Heck, even electric cars are way, way more fun to drive and can outrun most gasoline cars hands down, something few would have imagined just five years ago. (Try one to see what I mean… they are scary fast.)
And all this grew out of doing a Green Good Turn daily. What’s not to like?
But people are all different: If YOU do a Green Good Turn daily, I predict that your natural talents and inclinations will lead you in a different direction. That’s part of the fun of this… there is a lot of freedom involved.
GREAT! Get started, and I predict you will have fun and feel validated and empowered!
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Not sure how to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Start by always remembering Al Gore’s famous saying: “Hope is a renewable resource.”
Then, our practical answer becomes “Deeply know the personal Superpowers” we all bring to the game of life:
3) To save the planet, USE OUR VOICES and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a vote and never, ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. As well, set a solid example for all around you to see. Jawbone to others about what we need to do, and influence them as peers. Finally, have an annual cash donations program. All of these are ways we can use our voices.
Stay focussed: Lead the way with substantive global warming solutions. (Far from being a bummer, this is actually a fun trend for each of us to be part of… get energized!) Our kids and their kids will be proud of us.
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions. Never give up.
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