This simple piece of art on the back of a street sign stopped me in my tracks just under two years ago. I was in Berlin to represent sustainable tourism, yet had expended massive carbon emissions just to get there.
I felt despondent. Here I was, someone who wanted to make a difference, still contributing to the problem. I suddenly felt overwhelmed by the massive strides we need(ed) to take as a human race in order to be able to right the environmental and social catastrophes we have caused.
But soon in my spiral of thought, something changed. I grew excited and determined. I knew deep within that I had the power to change this. Not by myself but as a collective. That if I wasn't willing to confront this beast of worldly injustice through ongoing changes - why should anyone else?
It was that day that I accepted that I would never be able to be perfect when it came to sustainability. That just because I wasn't doing it all, didn't mean I couldn't do something... That I couldn't do more.
Now I see a growing revolution of voices rising through the power of social media and otherwise, joining forces and rallying behind one another to stand up for our home and for ourselves. The time has come. People change NOT climate change.