SO, WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
I want to create a space for open dialogue on real issues and experiences. This isn't some off in the distance scenario - with our current trajectory it is likely that we have less than 12 years (but we can change that!). I want to break down walls and discuss what is normally shoved under the rug. There's too much stuff under the rug, people. It's obvious. We have issues and ignoring them isn't helping.
I want to share my knowledge in the best way possible. In a way that truly allows people to connect with and grasp the concepts, because I understand that this can feel extremely overwhelming. Everyone should know and better understand what is happening. The climate crisis is very real and should be common knowledge. I shouldn't be the weird girl for caring about the planet. You're weird if you don't. Take care of your home. The planet has proven it will fight back. Natural disasters are worse than they have ever been and we have people that want to act like these things don't correlate.
I have heard it explained many different ways and what has resonated with me the most is this thought: To eat an orange, you pull it off of a tree. You peel it. You eat it. To bake a cake, you collect multiple ingredients, mix it together, preheat your oven, pour it in the pan, bake it, get it out of the pan in one piece, ice it, eat it. So many more steps...and it's delicious, but not nutritious. The cake tastes amazing and is okay to have every now and then, but if you ate a cake every day it would be very bad for your body. Plastic is amazing and important for certain things if it is utilized responsibly, but our consumption of plastic at this point is not a piece of cake a day it's a Matilda cake 3x a day.
This is about changing law. About changing companies both big and small. Changing entire industries. Changing expectation.
Humans think themselves the most important of all species? Why would the smartest species to exist be knowledgeable about how to prevent the loss of entire species, yet continue to allow the rate of extinction to increase 1000x higher than the natural rate?
It's time to stand up and say no. Let's take our goggles off and start looking at the world for what it really is. Wake up. Pay attention. This is your time, your chance, your shot. What are you waiting for?