Possibly the most powerful contribution I can make is to change my way of thinking and completely change the way I operate.
Every action I take, every decision I make, will have some kind of effect on my environment. This is vast. To make any kind of recognisable impression on this, I must change what I do for a living. I need to make my day-job focused on business and activities that are sustainable. If I can get into an influential position, then, who knows, I might just be able to make a recognisable difference (to compliment the above lifestyle changes of course). And if there are enough people around who have reached similar conclusions, and we all take action, then we may just have enough time to turn things around and avert the impending natural disasters that will otherwise occur.
So there we have it. It’s finally dawned on me. Sustainable living must be the new normal, the new routine, for everyone. A global change in mind-set is needed, so we can all change our habits, our aspirations, our wants and needs. We must encourage each other to be bold. With enough of us engaged we will build momentum which will eventually secure the long term viability of the ecosystem that supports life on Earth.
Thanks for reading my post, and do let me know if there are any sustainable initiatives that I can get involved in.
Closing this post with a credit to Quang Nguyan Vinh who has shared this beautiful image, taken in Vietnam. To me it illustrates is how it is possible for humans to live peacefully and without destroying our magnificent environment.