Sami Grover’s article Why We’re All Hypocrites in the recent edition of Permaculture Magazine has some excellent tips for anyone caught in the debate between personal action and systemic change, and looking to make a difference in the climate and ecological crisis:
What does your social network look like, and how can you have an influence over those you love?
What issues, organizations or activist groups are you drawn to, and how could you get more involved?
What opportunities do you have at work, at school, or in your community?
What power, privilege, or advantages do you enjoy that you could leverage in service of the movement?
What strengths, skills or knowledge do you bring to the climate fight?
What do you love doing? What sustains and motivates you over the long term?
And, crucially, what forces stand in your way, and what needs to happen for those forces to go away?“Why We’re All Hypocrites” by Sami Grover, Permaculture Magazine Issue 110, page 39
These seem like great questions for anyone to ask when addressing their role in the fight for climate and ecological repair, to ensure that we’re all contributing our best and acting in a way that is sustainable for ourselves.