The sinking feeling of helplessness after reading the March 31st New York Times headline: Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk:Worst is Yet To Come, was not new to me. The data reported by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, were also not new.
What’s new is this invitation to the Moms in our community and anyone else who wishes to respond.
We are after all a community of mothers and fathers. A very special community of mothers and fathers. Most of our children are yet-to-be-born. So they are, without a doubt, the children who will live with the catastrophic consequences of our complacency.
Unless we act.
The easiest thing to do after reading the United Nations report is to say: This is too depressing. Ugh, please, enough already about my carbon footprint. Someone will figure it out. Someone smarter. More qualified. An expert. A celebrity. A politician.
What difference can my measly action make?
We could choose that road.
Or we could choose the road of pointing our hearts and minds, our feet and our hands toward—meeting a possible solution—halfway. No matter how impossible it might appear to us. Pledging to collaborate with the creative force and with each other through small,honest human-size inspired action.
Birth is about the possibility of possibility.
So let’s do it.
I say YES! to supporting organizations like 350.org and spread the word about the promisingly galvanizing documentary series The Years of Living Dangerously, but for this project let’s share what we, you and I, have actually done.
My invitation to each of us is to describe in the comments section one—however small—action we have taken to lessen the damage we do to our common home.
We can share the step we have taken once, or twice or as many times as we are moved to do so.
I’ve been saddled by guilt observing the volume of plastic bags used in the produce section of our health food store here in Woodstock. So I intend to post my progress of the steps I’ve taken in that regard.
I’m excited about this!
Thank you, dear Visionary Moms for being part of our awesome fertilehearted community!