What do you think of when you hear the phrases green living, environmentalist, green blogger? I am sure there are a few ideas that immediately spring to mind if one self-proclaims to belong in one, or all, of these groups. Would it surprise you then to learn just how many different principles, beliefs, and life experiences are brought to the environmental and green living movement?
If you really stopped to think about it, it shouldn’t, but somehow we all tend to get lumped together with our most vocal “spokespeople” whether we chose them or not.
There are nuances and extremes in how we vaccinate our children, whether we allow plastic into our homes, whether we will chain ourselves to pipelines or March Against Monsanto. We do not all agree and it can hurt us until we pause and realize where our common ground lies.
This video may be old, but with the global fights we still have, it is a reminder we need now more than others. Are there nutters out there that self-subscribe to be change makers, planet defenders, truth-tellers? Absolutely. Let them be and focus on those making a positive impact in their families, communities, and beyond.
It is past time to stand together and say enough is enough. United is how we will effect change. Community changes the world.
The generations to come deserve better. Wildlife deserves better now. Our natural places deserve better. Let’s roll up our sleeves and clean up the mess we’ve made. There’s our common ground.