D.A.S. proudly participated in Moncton’s climate strike march in late September. For us, the march was about showing solidarity, demonstrating to government leaders and to the broader community that “we” - young and old, big and small, businesses and citizens - care about the future of our planet. And that, moreover, we are ready to reassess the priorities that guide our decisions – time, money, security, convenience – to make room for consideration of environmental impact.
The marches were about calling on leaders – those who make and shape policy – to act big and to act quickly. The timing, in the midst of a federal election campaign that had climate change policy at its centre, was ideal. Policy is powerful and necessary when it comes to forcing and enabling major shifts in behaviour. But, for many of us, it is also intangible, out of our control, and slow to have any visible impact. If we focus too much on the big picture problems, the ones we want our leaders to solve, it is easy to get overwhelmed and determine that there’s nothing that we can do but wait.
Which is why we were so pleased to see this sign in the crowd:
Here are five little things that our family has started doing to help reduce our impact on the environment:
Concrete is our medium, but sustainability is our mission. Sustainability is about making better choices. This blog aims to help you do that.