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Making my drops part of a wave


All the hard work many of us are doing to reduce our consumption is important in preparing us for a changing world. It demonstrates that it is possible to live differently and still be extremely happy, if not happier! The danger lies in believing that personal change alone will solve the problem of global warming. If we keep ourselves busy “being green”, without demanding political action from our elected representatives, we are in effect abdicating our personal responsibility for creating a democracy and we are actually endorsing an economic rationalist view of the world which believes that market forces will sort everything out. The trouble is, it is market forces that have brought us to this place and market forces which are failing us now. Continue reading