23 December 2009
The "climate summit" was a real fizzle. I think we all knew that the realistic chances of meaningful change being made was almost nil as the United States (25% producer of carbon emissions) never spent any real time making the climate talks a priority. Obama's last minute trip was way to little and way, way to late.
But, realistically, what did we expect?
So what do you and I do now? Well the same thing I have been pushing since I started this blog. It comes down to a simple concept:
"THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY".
So, let's commit ourselves to pursuing transition on a local level. Start a transition steering committee. Begin making the type of changes in your personal life that can be an example to neighbors.
Refuse to spend money in the Wal Marts and Targets of the world. Direct your spending toward local businesses, that sell local or fair trade products. Do not be seduced by cheap anything.
Shop in local food stores, farmers markets and as much as possible directly from the farmer.
Almost every developed nation is now seeing a locavore movement, plug in!
Folks, we know that the kind of change that is needed will not happen if we wait for government. The kind of change that will make a difference is beyond hope of being achieved, so at this point the call is to adapt and get out ahead of the curve.
Our Katuah bioregion is a great area to weather the coming storms (literally!).
Remember, make the start and begin the discussions because we do not know how long before the situation becomes critical!