Driving action on climate change in Cambridge

2009-07-17

in Politics, The environment

A friend of mine sent me a link to a Guardian article about making people take action on climate change. The article argues that emotional engagement is necessary to translate concern into action:

The psychotherapist Rosemary Randall observed that even among those individuals who fully understand the risks of climate change, very few have taken steps to meaningfully reduce their carbon footprint.

I think focusing on the carbon footprint of participants may be a faulty approach. What we need now is active citizens pushing for government action, not a few isolated individuals making small contributions. Still, it is good to see people working on the issue of turning knowledge into real engagement.

The project being discussed – Carbon Conversations – conducts seminars in Cambridge every two weeks.

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Hannah July 19, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Those courses sound interesting and the article did state that they were effective. But yes, I definitely agree with you, we need more people actively pushing for bigger and better change from our government.
With both we could definitely slow down our demise.:)

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