-Updated Sept 2018-
How to Make the Switch to Sustainability
As this is only my second official post, I admit that I ‘m still in the process of figuring out exactly how I’m going to share my motivation for sustainability. There is so much to say, and I’m genuinely excited to relay some of the realizations I’ve made and the awesomeness I’ve seen, heard, and read about. My first entry (Saving Democracy) might have been a bit on the heavy side. I wanted to lay the foundation of my beliefs and address the seriousness of education and participation.
Discussing climate change, and the need for democratic action, really is serious business! Having said that, I will attempt to keep more of a conversational flow going with the majority of my future posts, so as to keep it upbeat and hopefully easy to read. As per the site itself (see Our Story), I intend to use this blog as a platform to share my thoughts (as most do), but more than that, I also want to use it as a source for gathering interesting, inspiring, and relevant information regarding sustainability.
Don’t Stop Believing
This means that I intend to curate some of the loads of information about climate change, renewable energy, business, and politics, and organize it in such a way that it will help those who (like me) are trying to make sense of it all. I would like to provide for my readers a sweet spot to find books, videos, stories and articles, that explain and discuss the sustainability related issues.
I’m genuinely happy to share with you any potential solutions I come across. It will definitely take a large number of solutions to resolve our climate crisis. There is no magic bullet to fix everything, but the many attempts out there can offer inspiration and insight. In the process, I hope that I can transmit some of my enthusiasm, and ignite in you some of the curiosity and motivation that drives me.
All right, so now that I’ve laid it all on the line, I will attempt to acquaint you with my style and share a little about myself. For starters, I have to admit that my thoughts do bounce around quite a bit, as I’m interested in so many inter-connected topics. Or rather, I tend to see them as inter-connected, but not everyone sees it that way initially, which requires explanation on my part. Luckily, this is somewhat easier to do in writing than in conversation, where my enthusiasm sometimes gets the best of me (but I am learning patience and how to speak at a slower pace)!
As a result, I will do my best to ensure coherence and brevity. The topic of sustainability is near and dear to my heart, and I am more than willing to tackle any number of topics related to it, but I will attempt to keep it focused, and channel it towards actionable goals where I can. While this blog is being set-up to be of service to others, it also represents for me a way of consolidating my own views on life, our planet, and our place in the universe.
Given this mutual purpose, you’ll be getting a fairly personal view of my values, but I will reiterate that this is for you. I will write down my thoughts, and share what I come across (see Sharing is Caring), but my hope is that you my future reader will find this equally inspiring and informative. My goal is that you will discover your own sustainable motivation and that this blog will simply help you connect the dots. The ultimate design of course would be if you my reader are somehow compelled by what you find on this site and use it to make a positive contribution to society. To that effect, I’d be delighted to help in any way I can.
Going For It
So now that I’ve shared my ambitious plan, you’re probably curious as to how I’m going to make it happen. Well, I plan to achieve this focused view by absorbing as much information as I can, and filtering through what’s out there in order to get down to the good stuff. I will offer up conclusions, where they’re coming from, and share as much as possible the quality sources that I’ve discovered.
You can find some useful support through my Learning Tools category. This will include documentary reviews, cool TED Talks, and brilliant books. In addition, I will be incorporating web-links as often as possible (I like to connect them to the pics). Finally, I will continue gathering interesting and relevant info, and build a nice little indexed collection on this site, so that we can grow at this together, and potentially provide solutions to the many complex challenges that surround us all.