We are standing at the wake of a new era. A time that will fundamentally decide the future of life on Earth. Our future.
What can we do that is in alignment with the statement of a “Climate Emergency”? We are watching our planet burn, be exploited and abused and then people sit and talk about what we can do within the next 10, 20 or 30 years to slowly cease the fire. But that fire will keep burning, it will engulf more and more land every minute that we wait. In my opinion that is a very strange concept of Emergency that leaders are showing. There need to be more concrete goals about what needs to be achieved today, tomorrow, next week, next month and next year.
This Earth cannot sustain us any longer in a system built for greed, profit, consumerism and where economic interest trump any consideration or justice for the humans that live on this planet and those who will carry the biggest consequences of the Climate Crisis.
We need to show that we care and that we are prepared to do everything that it takes to push for climate action and the protection of our planet and future. We need to stand strong for climate justice.
Is peaceful civil disobedience the only way forward? What can we do to push for action right now?
We are the change we wish to see in the world. My name is Léa Weimann and I am a passionate sustainability student looking to make a difference in the world. Website: www.eco-activists.co.za Instagram: @ecoactivist.lea STAR radio Facebook page: @ecoactivistjourneys