Macro v Micro Environmentalism
by Meiling Blank
Happy New Years wishes to everyone and hoping you all had a safe and
enjoyable holiday season! Last year's climate summit in Copenhagen was
a good example of macro environmentalism and climate politics at its
worst – well intentioned, but torturously slow and petty. Micro
environmentalism has the advantage of being relatively fast moving,
flexible and inexpensive to implement.
Who? Global players like Hu Jintao and Obama; climate scientists
Where? Climate change summits, government and company policies
How long? Decades, generations
How much? Trillions$$$$
Who? You and me
Where? Our homes and communities
How long? Everyday of every year
How much? $0+
Here is a reminder of just some of the micro environmental projects
underway in the Blueskin Bay area that everyone can be part of:
* Harvest Markets: be sure to keep February 21, March 21 and April 18 free!
* Coast Road Market, Seacliff (first Sunday of every month)
* Waitati Edible Gardens (WEGies)
* Waitati Open Orchard Initiative
* Warrington Reserve Group and Waitete Bush tree plantings
* W3 Ride Share – register at Blueskin Bay library
* WEP Retrofit
* Community wind power
In the coming months Blueskin 10:10 will be bringing you stories of
local people and the changes they are making toward more sustainable
lifestyles. Until then, enjoy what's left of summer!
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