As to the amount of change needed we only need to look at what the UK Government is saying - a 80% reduction against 1990 baseline. This is not a small saving, this is no less than a paradigm shift in how individuals and businesses manage carbon.
Mel goes on to say ‘As for culture change, I believe we’re starting to see the philospohical change already, but as often happens, the action is lagging the mindset. Which can be very frustrating, but gives hope also’
I agree entirely, what we are not yet seeing is a mass change movement in how people ( you and I) are living our lives and nor are we seeing any real sea change in the choices we make. The sentiment is there, but still lacking concrete action. It is only when we all start demanding a different approach and start changing our buying habits that will we even begin to see the change that is needed.
This is what Planet Positive is all about; creating a ground swell in change, and empowering people through the choices they make to encourage business to change as well. Planet Positive It is also a message of hope and belief in what we have is WORTH saving!
I would be very interested to hear from anyone as to how this may be accelerated and what we at Planet Positive can do to encourage this.
15 December 2008