Imagine the world without anger, without greed. We have the power, the tools, the skills and the resources right now to build a peaceful world, where people live in harmony with the Earth and each other. This blog explores ways we are doing just that, one post, one change, one day at a time. Join me. Tell your stories. Ask for help. Spread your ideas for making the vision real and, well, ordinary.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The children are asking for our help

Listen to their voices.

It is up to us--you and me. If we don't act now to stop global warming, there will be no hope for building the Village of Ordinary and a bleak world for our children a few decades from now. Thankfully, we are not alone.

Today, estimates of up to 100,000 people marched in Copenhagen, most peacefully, to show the world's leaders that we need commitment with teeth in it to save our world and protect life as we know it.

Most of us could only watch, but there is plenty we can do. Good place to start is to learn what's happening in your neighborhood this weekend to bolster support in Copenhagen. You'll find links to local actions worldwide at Weekend of Action. If you live near a city, chances are there are events and actions near you.

If banner waving isn't for you, check out Next Steps, where you can sign a petition to Copenhagen negotiators and much more. Yes, signatures are important. Each signature helps to fill a bucket, and we are sending lots of buckets to Copenhagen.

I'd love to hear from you, even if you find this post days, weeks or months after the conference. What are you doing to ease the nightmares of our children? What would you say to your son or daughter, your grandchild, if they woke in the night with such fears?

The time for solutions has come. We all contribute to this problem. What are your best ideas for solving it on a personal level?


We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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1 comment:

Sharon L. Grace said...

What would I say to my grand daughter if she woke in the night afraid? I would love and comfort first, I would listen next, and then in my best four year old language I might say something about how taking action against the fear helps to transform it. Never too young to begin.

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