“‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.’Tweet
So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.'” – JRR Tolkein, Lord of the Rings
The headlines are full of scary images and statistics. Our governments sit on their collective hands and do nothing, or worse, roll back progress. The future seems uncertain. Is there any hope?
Yes, there is.
Ecoactionists is all about the hundreds of thousands of people all around the world who have rolled up their sleeves and are doing something. In their homes. In their places of work. In their communities.
This isn’t about activism anymore. It’s about action.
Here, you’ll be able to learn how people just like you are making a difference. You’ll be able to connect. You will be inspired and uplifted. You’ll be able to to make the changes that work for you and your situation, and encourage others to do the same.
Think of this site as Facebook for Greens. A better world umbrella group. A really big tent for everyone that wants progress. Think of it as a way to channel your energy into something positive and proactive.
Think of it as your new home.
What is Ecoaction?
The core tenets of the Ecoactionist approach are as follows:
- Action above all. Arguing over solutions, debating deniers, raising awareness… the time for this has passed. We need to throw everything we have at the problems facing us. We don’t need a few people being perfectly green. We need millions of people being imperfectly green.
- Focusing on more, not less. Negativity does not inspire. Fear and shame generates apathy and hopelessness. Our work should be about making things better. More clean air. More efficient use of energy. Better transportation networks. Fresher, more nutritious food. Healthier soil. More green jobs.
- People, planet, profit. We want to acknowledge the systems we’re currently constrained by, and the entrenched interests working to maintain the status quo, while pushing them hard towards systems that looks after the triple bottom line. (Those are: the social equity bottom line, the environmental bottom line, and the economic bottom line. And when we say profit, we don’t mean just a company’s internal numbers, but its host society’s benefits as well.) There’s no point in saying “If only people would…” and waiting for things to be different. We must work with what we have and go from there.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret MeadTweet