well, all i can say is that we cannot simply despair and do absolutely nothing. our actions (and inaction) will shape our children's lives and their children's lives too. once we change our focus and start to look for all the things that people are already doing, it does not take long to see just how much people can do.
there are a lot of people out there doing good things, thinking good thoughts, taking action. we are not alone. we can look around and see people willing to stand together against coal, people willing to stand up, people willing to shout, and people willing to hug. there are people willing to stop making trash and people willing to stop driving cars. people are behind uruguay's ability to power their country with 95 % renewable energy. people are behind sweden's ability to use all of its garbage (and much of its neighbor's) as fuel. people grow food in the city, and people open restaurants serving farm to table. there are people helping refugees learn to farm and sell their produce in their new climates. there are people who bring food into urban food deserts. there are people rethinking supportive housing, and people raising native buffalo in order to support the prairie lands. there are people willing to sell only organic cotton t-shirts and people making shirts out of sustainable hemp. there are people who make art out of trash and people who rescue and sell other people's used art supplies. there are people willing to provide ebola patient care and people willing to stay in war zones to provide medical care. people donate toward school uniforms for children who can't go to school without them and jobs for adults in the same communities. people provide foster care for children in their homes and give them real love. people give kidneys to people they don't know. people risk their lives to protect people they don't know. people risk their employment and even their lives in order to stand up for the rights of their coworkers. there are people who forgive in order to build peace and people who forgive because they were forgiven.
what can i do? just begin.