I often feel left out of environmental issues because the conversations or intentions rarely start at a community level.
Folks can talk about creating green jobs at conferences and panels all they want, but if the there is no infrastructure to support green businesses that would hire workers for a green economy, then most of the talk is hooey.
And yet, there might be just another way to go about this. I first saw Majora Carter on a TED video that rocked the house. She was talking a mile a minute and busting preconceived notions as she spoke.
Majora managed to put Al Gore on the hot seat. That isn’t easy to do when you are talking about environmental issues, but she got his — and a lot of other people’s — attention.
This is a clip from a talk that she gave at the Omega Institute for Holistic Sciences.
Majora Carter is the founder of Sustainable South Bronx. In this video she is speaking about what we can do where we are instead of “Whoa is me, we are gonna die.”
Well, yes, we are going to die eventually. In the meantime, we can determine how we choose to live and act in accordance with our beliefs and principals.
We have to start somewhere. The time may be now to allow that whisper of inspiration to be heard.
Photo from video created by Omega Institute for Holistic Sciences 2011