The Australian government continues to lag behind most of the rest of the world when it comes to any kind of action with respect to climate change. I have often thought that any serious action would need to be driven by a groundswell of public opinion but despaired that it would ever happen.
For many years I have felt like I was swimming against the tide as I refused excess packaging, tried to avoid as much single-use plastic as possible and generally tried to reduce my carbon footprint as much as possible. Gradually, I have seen an increase in groups and individuals trying to make a difference but recently this seems to have taken a definite upswing.
There even seems to be some interest in the mainstream media with programs such as ‘War on Waste‘.
Are we reaching a point where there are enough voices to actually begin to make a difference? What do you think?
Every little change surely makes a difference. I know I have a long way to go but I have made lots of changes in the last few years. I recently was asked to explain to someone why I don’t use disposable products as this person had no idea what difference it makes. So we are all on a different place on the path but so long as we all make changes surely it’s all good.
I love that people are watching this show, and it’s normalising what you and I are doing (i walked home with two pairs of shoes in my hands, instead of a plastic bag!)
I’m glad the show is initiating conversation and thought, and it’s also on their Triple J program, so it’s exposing people through all it’s channels.