The Paris Agreement on climate change was signed by 175 countries nearly a year ago on Earth Day 2016. While the current national political situation makes it seem much more distant, it’s important to recognize the decades of work that made the agreement possible, and that people the world over have a part to play in confronting this extraordinary global challenge.
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Resilience & Verve
I’m too comfortable. The climate/carbon diagrams are not trending in our favor. “Bigger, better, faster” change will be required to check their precipitous upward arcs. “Earth Day” is a woefully inadequate observation to address what environmentalist David Orr calls our “long emergency.” None of this is new. In light of the current national political context, I’ve been pondering what my organization should do.
Earth Day is ripe for innovation. First observed on April 22, 1970, the celebration makes me and many of my sustainability colleagues cringe. While I firmly believe that “education is the foundation for progress,” as the Earth Day website exhorts, I also know from abundant experience that awareness is easy; meaningful action much more difficult.