I’m embarrassed to say, for the first time in my life I feel truly worried about and responsible for the global environmental crisis we are facing.
Global? It’s not specific to just one place, that’s for sure. Each one of us has contributed to the current crisis. Corporations do have enormous political power, but I don’t want to stop at blaming them. If we demand fewer plastic bags, fewer plastic bags will be produced. Something clicked in my head, it is time to admit I‘ve played my part, and need to take action.
Where do I start?
Living in a digital reality I naturally reached out to my communities. I posted my wish to join or organize a meet-up, to discuss this topic, and to think of ways we could contribute, in the Women of Vienna community on Facebook.
One of the responses was an invitation from Valerie Ziering to join iamgood, as an already existing organization devoted to personal development and sustainability. Reading their story about how it all started with plastic bags, I decided to accept the invitation.
I am changing my habits day by day, trying to decrease the demand for harmful materials, food, water and energy, and I spread the word about it, hoping that in the end it will matter.
I’m motivated by fear for the people I love the most, my family. When I say that I feel responsible, I think of the three beautiful children my husband and I have brought into this world, to live, breathe and be healthy. To explore, love and dream. To have the same opportunities given to past generations as a gift. I took this valuable, precious, unconditional gift of life for granted. I start from here.
No time for regrets.
I take action now.