It can be hard to know what to believe about the environment. Politicians argue about it and end up doing nothing, and corporations claim to be green but sell us products that pollute. Many individuals are left thinking that maybe the most they can do about this confusing and overwhelming issue is recycle or drive a hybrid vehicle.
Think about these three questions. Your answers may help clear things up for you:
1. Might there be ways to help the environment that do not require politicians?
2. Might there be ways to help the environment that do not require corporations?
3. Might there be simple ways for ordinary people to help the environment?
The answer to all these questions is YES. There are things that you or your business can do right now to reduce your impact on the environment. Anyone, no matter their point of view on politics, religion, or economy, can reduce their impact on the environment and make the world a better place.
Can it really be that simple? Our media often paints a very different picture. Environmental problems are enormous, confusing, and best left to experts. Or they’re not problems at all, and we’re being fooled. Or the answer is actually just to buy lots and lots of “natural” stuff. This confusion leads to inaction or the wrong action, and that has lead us to where we are today: comfortably watching while the conditions necessary for life gradually change.
The time for action has come. And while others fruitlessly demand changes in other people, you can wisely and simply demand change in yourself. It’s more than a quote: it really is possible for all of us to be the change we wish to see in the world.