Saturday, April 23, 2011

Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Reading through your activity 2 assignments, I have been very impressed. So far, everyone has expressed a strong commitment to decreasing individual carbon footprints. Generally shocked to discover the ecological costs of your lifestyles, you are are enthusiastic and energetic about creating change. You care about the environmental legacy you leave to the future. Some of you have rightly pointed out, however, that change at the individual level, while significant when considered collectively, may not be enough. This is where we often get discouraged. However Lester Brown (U.S. environmentalist, founder of the Worldwatch Institute and Earth Policy Institute) provides a glimpse of the feasibility of creating change at the national and global levels in his inspiring short video Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization:

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