A friend and I started A Year In A Day in 2007 in response to our concerns that humanity wasn’t responding fast enough to the threat of global warming. We also felt that, while taking personal actions was important, large scale actions also needed to be made by government and business if we were to protect this fragile planet, and the ecosystems on which we rely for our survival.
We began by attempting to take a new personal action and a political action every day. As we have both moved on to work in many other ways on similar goals, the blog continues, but not on a daily basis.
It has evolved to recognise that climate change is one of many challenges threatening humanity. It will continue to evolve as I use it as an incentive for me to continue to take action to build social and environmental resilience with the hope that, at the very least, I’ll be creating a more beautiful and compassionate world for my children to enjoy.
The original impetus to call the blog A Year In A Day was the belief that if 365 other people were inspired to also take action, we could progress to a better world at the rate of A Year In A Day.
Even just writing a blog is a political action and this blog comes from outside traditional politics to be an example of the voice of ordinary people who no longer accept delays and procrastination and are willing to take action to make a difference.
April 18, 2007
“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”
Sir Winston Churchill
November 12, 1936
Great cartoon by Bruce Petty