As many of you know, I have a long-standing passion and commitment to making the world a greener place, and I know many of you do too.
One of the mistakes that I feel some environmentalists make is not taking the time to give progress updates on changes that are positive. Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute is someone who I like to follow because he shows both the challenges and successes that we face today.
I was inspired today by a blog Lester Brown wrote called Plan B Updates: The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy. In it, he wrote about the progress that’s happening around the world in the energy sector. It’s because of visionaries like him and many others that there is hope in our future. Our world can be a better place.
I share this update with you as part of my own plan to balance articles like last week’s post on the XL pipeline with ones like this one. We still need to challenge policies and actions that are short-sighted, but we also need to celebrate the positive changes that are being made not only by environmentalist, but by capitalists as well who are creating wind energy, solar energy and other sources of energy around the world.
I believe that the more we can heal and strengthen the earth, the more we help ourselves. Here’s to more good news for our planet earth!
Are there any signs of progress in your world that you are not celebrating enough?
Do you have hope for the relationship between humanity and stewardship of the earth?
- The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy (treehugger.com)
- By the Numbers – Data Highlights from Full Planet, Empty Plates (resilience.org)
- Steven Cohen: The Attack on Green Energy (huffingtonpost.com)
- “Red State” Landowners, Tribal Leaders & Allies Call on Obama & Romney to Defend America Against Keystone XL Economic, Public Health and National Security Threat (sacbee.com)