The first time I heard about climate change was when I was still in grade school. That was fifteen years ago. Since then, there has always been a part of me that wants to help battle climate change.
While looking at pictures about the sad realities the world faces, that part of me shouted louder and louder. It wanted to take over my whole life. It wanted me to take action.
But, alas, I was in the office and I had deadlines to meet and reports to submit in the afternoon. Needless to say, I shut him up. Like I always do. Because I was busy. I had deadlines.
Yes, the two enemies we all face are hurry and busyness. Yes, we care about the planet. But, we're too busy to take action.
There's a native american proverb: "When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money."
I think we all realize how true it is, especially in this day and age. Yet, we are too busy to take action. At the end of the day, our deadlines are more important. Or so it seems.
When will we take action? It's not a challenge. It's an honest question even I ask myself.
P.S. With pain in my heart, I admit that spreading the word is the most I can do right now. Next week, as I launch the new design of the website, I'll also be exploring ways to help battle climate change and sharing it with. And yes, I need your help. I can't do it alone. Even larger organizations that really focus on battling climate change are failing. It will take massive effort to combat climate change. No, it will take global effort. And it all starts with us, the individuals.