This is not, for once, the idea of a committee or an international organisation. Greeneralia began from one person’s observation that there seem to be a plethora of committees involved in preventing global catastrophe without apparently getting anywhere very far or very fast. COP succeeds COP, but the pace of change is glacial.Greeneralia believes that each and every person on this planet needs to be engaged. We are not only dependent on each other, but on every other Animal, Plant, Fungi, Protista, Eubacteria and Archaebacteria
Macro or Micro
Macro? or Micro? You have the wrong perspective”, said a much-respected friend, as I explained to him the thinking behind the Greeneralia website. This unexpected challenge transported me back to the world of university tutorials, and being politely but firmly corrected by the academic at whose feet we were sitting. Perhaps I had better abandon months of work and think this out again?
Or, as Arthur Hugh Clough put it:
Say Not The Struggle Nought Availeth?
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars;
It may be, in yon smoke concealed,
Your comrades chase e’en now the fliers,
And, but for you, possess the field.
So what can we, frail individuals acting alone, do to avert the worst effects of the coming onslaught?
Recycle, repurpose, degrow, tread lightly upon the earth. Build holistically and seek synergistic strategies.
And team up with others doing the same, ant with ant, and bee with bee.