I hope you enjoy this! It's a piece I've written from the very bottom of my heart, as Climate Change to me is a very important topic. I mean every single word I say, so please, enjoy & talk to me at the end about your thoughts.
Lots of love, Autumn x
Change the World:
Life is a gift. We all know that. We all treasure our opportunity to belong on this planet, our planet, Earth. But we don’t always consider the impact we are making, and are continuing to make, we don’t always think of the consequences of one small action: are we abusing our power as humans? Are we taking this incredible opportunity for granted? Is it all too late?
Each year, our sea levels continue to rise. Unbearable temperatures try to conquer us, try to warn us of the dramatic change we are continuing to direct upon ourselves. Our weather is getting more extreme: there are more droughts, storms of a higher severity and devastating hurricanes. We are pushing our planet to its limit.
I think it’s time for a bit of reflection.
Sometimes, it’s good to ask yourself what would be here if you weren’t. You wouldn’t even know of Earth’s existence. You wouldn’t even know of or be yourself. If you weren’t here right now, then what would there be? Nada. Nothing. Or at least if there was something else, then the chances are you wouldn’t know about it.
Sometimes, you have to just take a step back from your lives and think about what it means to exist. What it means to be alive, and what it feels like to be alive.
What are you going to do about your gift of life? What impact you are going to make to the lives of not only others around you, but about the lives of future generations? It’s not often we think about the distant future, but some of the problems we are causing today will affect us, as well as many generations to come. We need to start to think about our actions, and the impacts they are going to have on our children, our children’s children and our children’s children’s children.
Otherwise soon it will be too late.
I know this is a truly scary thought, but it is something I believe we should address. Do we want our incredible planet to dry up, to become uninhabitable, to ultimately hold no life because of our actions? Do we want to make other generations suffer because of our selfishness to not do anything about our environment as some believe climate change doesn’t exist, isn’t a thing? Do we want to ruin all that we and ultimately previous generations have fought for?
Personally, my answer is no.
I don’t know about you, but I am passionate about saving the planet. I don’t want to rely on the off-chance that global warming isn’t happening. I don’t want to blame those leading our worlds for not deciding to contribute towards saving the magnificent world we have at our fingertips. I don’t want to make up the excuse that what I could do won’t make any difference to the Earth’s future.
I want to make the Earth’s future a positive one.
I know that if I were to cut down on my personal plastic use then it probably wouldn’t make an outstanding difference to this planet. But think of the opportunities or possibilities there are if we all chipped in. If we all used more public transport or cycled or walked to work. If we all rejected plastic packaging and pushed for more cardboard or recycled materials to be used. If we all showed our leaders that we are not happy letting our planet be left to become uninhabitable.
As a collective, we are so much stronger than any individual. It is so much easier to fight for one cause together, to protect those we care about most and our future generations as a whole.
If the majority chose to simply try to cut their plastic use, to recycle more and to reduce their personal carbon emissions, we could make such a difference. To our own futures, to others futures.
It’s incredible what humans can achieve once we’ve put our minds towards something.
So today, I’m hoping you’ll want to come on a ‘journey’ with me to help turn around the Earth’s future. I hope you’ll want to join in to help reduce your personal Carbon Emissions and plastic use, and increase your recycling and your awareness towards climate change, even if you just try it for a week. All I’m asking is for you to try to be more eco-friendly (I know it’s hard sometimes), to help save this precious environment we have left. As a collective, we can do so much more than just as an individual.
To end, I’m going to now share with you one of my favourite quotes; it’s pretty famous but moreover, it’s powerful. It speaks volumes to me, so I hope it speaks volumes to you too:
‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do’Steve Jobs