Monday, 13 May 2013

Day 13: Go green

Do you ever feel that, no matter how many bottles you recycle; no matter how many shopping bags you re-use; no matter how much you reduce your energy consumption, ultimately the measures needed to control climate change will always be blocked by the money men in suits with opinions like this one?  I try not to be defeatist about it, but my gosh, it makes depressing reading when I open the paper and discover that global carbon levels have reached a historic high, or that the Kyoto protocols still haven't been implemented fully.

All I can do, on an individual level, is try to live out the maxim, "Be the change you want to see in the world."  Small actions can have big effects, and the fact that the notion of 'being green' is an accepted and mainstream idea shows how far we have come in the past twenty years.  I just wish there wasn't still quite so far to go...

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely. I do my bit and I try to stay positive about it but there's such a long way to go. I work in the industry and I've seen how easy it is to manipulate the figure - things always *seem* so much better than they actually are