“Climate change? We’re ******* mate, there’s no point, there’s nothing we can do about it.” Not necessarily true.

I read this comment recently from a member of the public who was talking with an Extinction Rebellion activist doing their thing. In that comment I immediately recognised the signs of my own sense of being overwhelmed. Yep, been there done that. For quite a long time. Then one day my daughter talked with me about her worries for the planet and her future. Was I really going to look her in the eye and and come out with my own version of that? Or was I going to do the twin opposite and tell her not to worry and that it was all going be all right? Neither was really an option…I had to buck up my ideas, sort myself out and promise that together we’d do what we can for her future. This absolutely brilliant publication from the Australian Psychological Society has 101 suggestions (yep, there’s 101 of them) for very specific things that people can do. I randomly went to pages to take a look at what was there and was stunned at the amount of action that I could take. Some of it right now. There’s so many things that need doing…fortunately there’s plenty of people to do them. You can’t do everything, but you can do your thing. So, find out what your thing to do is, and crack on with it. If this leaflet’s anything to go by there’s probably more than just the one thing too…https://www.psychology.org.au/getmedia/2a2156ab-559c-4316-888a-a8cd82fcb780/101-things-you-can-do-climate-change_1.pdf

Plenty of things to do…plenty of people to do them. Let’s crack on with it.

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