You and I can replace our light bulbs and shop local and recycle and reuse and even conserve energy and natural resources like a champ.
But if we don’t change the drivers that churn Earth matter into profit as fast as possible (the Growth Economy/Consumption Machine model) — and in so doing, consider corporate shareholders’ well-being ahead of ecosystems and forests and coral reefs and human communities like yours and mine…
Then it’s game over. We have almost used up all the time we have, and have not laid the axe to the root of the tree.
Do good. Recycle. Conserve. Shop local.
But unless we revolt against the Consumption Machine in much less than a generation, it will consume the consumers. What a perverse end to the story, don’t you think?