I am a Canadian mother of two young children. I am writing this blog to raise awareness about climate change and the catastrophic effects it may have on future generations. I look at the innocent faces of my kids and think – what will I say to them when they ask what I did to change when we still had a chance?
We are the generation to act. No other generation has ever held such a responsibility in the history of humankind. We will determine the future of life here on Earth.
The primary purpose of this blog is to offer a challenge for those who want to do something positive for the environment but don’t know where to start. Are you up for it? Read more about the challenge here.
The secondary goal of this blog is to provide some insight on my journey, as I embark this challenge.
I have been inspired by three people along the way. Firstly, Al Gore with his very important film, “Inconvenient Truth”. I watched it a few years ago and it really opened my eyes as to what was going on with our planet. Secondly, Tim Flannery with his equally important book “Now or Never”. This book had a profound impact on me, and I realized I had to act. Recycling and using tote bags was just not going to cut it anymore for my contribution. I wanted to raise awareness in my community, inspire social change, and ultimately, be part of the movement for environmental political change. Thirdly, Gandhi with his quote that “you must be the change you want to see in the world”. This is the idea that if I change, perhaps others with be inspired and follow. So here we are.
It is my profound hope that we leave this spaceship Earth a better place than what we found it.