TreeHugger.com asked some of the most sought after environmental bloggers what their “Earth Day Wish” would be. They all had some great wishes, from eating a plant based diet, to focusing on renewable energy and even changing the way the human brain registers enemies. But the blog I liked the most was by David Quilty.
I have always believed that “all great things start small”.. so if we all made the small changes, something great would happen to our world. David goes one step forward, and says that even to get them to make the small changes, we have to change their attitudes.
“The one thing I wish I could change about the world to make an environmental difference would be a change in attitude. Too often, we look for the easy solution to our eco-issues—changing a lightbulb, not running the water too long, or buying something labeled “green” and calling it a day. But to make a true difference that will stand the test of time and make a drastic difference will require a change in attitude.
The attitude of “what’s mine is mine” or “I don’t want to change if no one else is going to” needs to change to a more positive one of “I can make a difference by altering my behavior which will not only make others’ lives better, but may also encourage them change their behavior for the better as well.” Although we all may live in different countries and speak different languages, we are all living on one Earth; we are all in this together and we need to start acting like it.
We all definitely need to do our part of the “small steps” required to keep our planet clean. Everyone needs to do what they can, when they can, as it does really matter. But with a world-wide attitude change, we can really make change for the better for everyone and for the future of humankind. The sooner we all realize that everything we do affects all of our fellow humans, the sooner we can all work together in a positive way towards a cleaner, healthier planet.
You in? Let’s get started.