One does get the feeling parents are too selfish, to consider what the future holds for their children and grandchildren. I have spoken to parents who are the biggest climate denialists and believe it is the environmentalist who have all the money and are just propergating nonsense!
Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, continually argues, Manchester City Council cannot do anything without the other councils within Greater Manchester doing so as well. I attended the Triodos Bank AGM (Annual General Meeting) in Bristol the other month and heard some inspirational stories from people including those from Bristol. The Mayor of Bristol was one of those who spoke about what had been achieved and what they are still trying to achieve. There was an atmosphere of being part of the solution and of success. This feeling of success, came on top of my feeling, things are getting done in Bristol, after my visit for the Triodos Renewables Fund AGM. I had posted earlier about my visit to the AGM: Bristol-and-Wessex-Water. Not the constant complaints why it cannot be done or that it is somebody’s fault, they constantly emanates from Richard Leese. How he can be considered a leader, is beyond me, he is unfit to be in charge of an empty shopping trolley, in an empty car park. The article reinforces the fact, that Bristol is moving forward on being green and sustainable:
The video explains simply what is required, that people need to get up and do things themselves, not rely on politicians to lead.
When I caught up with Rob Hopkins at the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas, this week, he had just ended a seven-year, self-imposed airplane fast. This is a guy who takes the climate fight — and the power of individual actions — seriously. A few years back, he launched Transition Towns, aimed at helping communities lead the way into a post-fossil-fuel world. The movement has since spread around the globe.
Hopkins, a Brit, said he climbed on a plane again to attend a meeting of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, and try to convince foundations to pour money into transition efforts. He was in Austin speaking at SXSW and kicking off a whirlwind tour to promote his new book, The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World. When that’s done, he’s grounded again: “People say, ‘Oh, you’re flying again,'” he said. “I’m…
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Despite the lack of any real main stream media coverage, other than the usual climate change denial. It is up to us to push the message, that we should be doing more and should of being doing it years ago.
If the publication of last week’s IPCC report left you wanting to know more, but not wanting to read a lot more, we’ve put together a list of links below to five, interesting, short content resources on the subject. Comment here or send us a tweet (@GreenAllianceUK) if you know any more worth sharing and we’ll add them to the list.
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