It was hard to choose only a handful of stories so I settled on one from each of the Care2 Causes topics. Today’s stories come from Global Warming, Health Policy and Human Rights.
While mainstream media mused and muddled about Occupy Wall Street, some resourceful Occupiers showed a youthful resourcefulness. When the City of New York confiscated their generators, the protestors decided it was time to focus on sustainability. Burning fossil fuels to power the movement was not sustainable.
A sustainability committee did an assessment and discovered they needed eleven bikes to power everything needed to keep the protester community running. Time’s Up!, in conjunction with OWS Sustainable Working Group, started building energy-generating bikes. They turned a negative situation into a positive attempt to move to a greener model.
What happened afterward, in Liberty Square and elsewhere, does not take away from this moment, when the old adage was proven right: necessity is the mother of invention. We are going to need a lot of invention, sustainability thinking and youthful energy to reverse some of the damage we have done to the planet and to each other.
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