If you missed it, broadcaster and respected naturalist David Attenborough, addressed the World Economic Forum this week, warning business and global leaders to “move beyond guilt and blame and get on with the practical tasks in hand” for climate change. Attenborough was positive, however, a better future was possible.
At Eco Food Wrap, we find inspiration in the fact that that we, as individuals, also have the power to make change and that we already are.
Guardian News (21 January 2019). David Attenborough warns Davos summit "'the Garden of Eden is no more'. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuudPum21nE 25 January 2019.
In his speech, Attenborough reflected on his lifetime and how in that span of that time “the garden of Eden” has ended. “For melena on a global scale nature has been largely predictable and stable” but “indeed in the space of my lifetime, all of that has changed”.
It wasn't all doom and gloom, however, according to Attenborough. He continues on a more positive note, highlighting that “there is a vast potential for what we might do”. As “a species of expert problem solvers” he suggests that we have the skills we need to make the change we need to see.
“We can create a world with clean air and water and energy and fish stocks that will last us well into the future”.
This is something that we believe here at Eco Food Wrap. It's easy to say: ”What can I do? The problem is much bigger than me. I don’t have the power to change the world." but believe that together we can.
While Attenborough talks about what big business and world leaders can do, there are things that we can control at home to reduce our carbon footprint.
Take the power out of big business hands. Make conscious purchase decisions to impact demand driven business decisions and practices.
It might seem your actions are small but together, we can create change that matters.