“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.” – David Augsburger
I’m sure all of us have been in a situation where we talk till we are blue in the face and nobody is listening or screaming and nobody looks up, similar to how Kate Winslet’s character Rose felt just before Leonardo Di Caprio’s character’s Jack Dawson rescued her from over the Titanic’s railing.
Covid-19 has taught us that when we had to exercise physical distancing and go into quarantine we could live in a world that was less polluted and be innovative in our everyday life which of course proves that if we switch to a renewable and sustainable economy we will have a more cleaner and healthier world and that fresh clean air and innovative ideas we enjoyed while in quarantine are something we should all aim for the long term.
However regardless of this what I would think was an obvious path, there are those who refuse to acknowledge and ignore these benefits for the sake of their own interests.
Petitions are great game changers, recently I signed a petition from The Australia Institute convincing the Australian govt that Covid-19 is an opportunity to move forward with renewables not gas or fossil fuel industry. Click here
However to move forward to a renewable and sustainable economy, we need a plan. Climate Council of Australia have devised an Economy plan for this very purpose. They believe that Right now we have an opportunity to craft the future we want to see for Australia.
We can rebuild our economy with clean energy solutions – getting people back to work by ramping up projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate resilience, that create jobs and drive down emissions. Check out their reports, it is definitely worth the read. Click here
Australia has the most beautiful and largest Marine parks in the world, so its important to protect them. Saving Marine Parks from rollbacks and the Australian Fur Seals means we have them for future generations to travel and see them in their natural habitat, this of course is a wonderful benefit to our economy. Click here
Save the Australian Fur Seals. Click Here
Speaking of innovation! Refugees do amazing things, as the old saying goes “Neccesity is the mother of invention” When schools closed in Australia’s near neighbour Timor-Leste as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic, the Timorese Ministry of Education called on UNICEF to help find a way to keep students learning.
Within two weeks of school closures, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education launched the distance learning program Eskola Ba Uma, which translates as ‘School Goes Home’ in the national language of Tetun.
Eskola Ba Uma provides learning materials across TV, radio, online, mobile phones and print, aiming to ensure all children can access education resources, no matter their circumstances. Click here
Since last blog I have tweeted about Climate Change and petitions shouting for equality and social justice.
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