It’s going to take all of us, all of our ideas, all of our efforts, to save the world. I’m happy to give the floor to Luke Eastwood’s take on the problem, and the solutions:
It might seem arrogant or that I think I have all the answers. Well I don’t. Someone or rather many people have already thought up the answers to our environmental crisis, some of them a very long time ago. Over 50 years ago Karen Carson knew that pesticides were a disaster and wrote ‘Silent Spring’ all about the subject. Here we are now in 2020 and the EU, USA etc are still not able to decide about banning known toxic substances. This is just one example or the many areas where something could be done because of government apathy, complacency and the elephant in the room – corporate lobbying.
Corporate lobbying is intended to prevent governments from making changes to the status quo or if anything make things more favourable for them and less so for the public and the environment. This is one of the first things that has to be overturned if we are to really make a change to our future path.
This book explains in a very few words why the planet is in such a mess and how we arrived at where we are now. It also highlights in 10 very short chapters what we can practically do to make change happen. It should be apparent to everyone by now that most governments and corporations do not give a fiddlers f&&& about the environment, ordinary people or fairness and equality. However, not everyone seems to have realised that just yet.
This book is not political, it is grounded in a practical and spiritual understanding of the world and is really a rallying call to join like minded people in actually doing something. We can sit around waiting or we can get up and do something to force governments, corporations and other people to take notice. Consumer power is a major weapon that we can use to force change and like other social movements that succeeded, fear will force both governments and corporations to change their tune.
It is not too late to save the planet, and we all have a duty to ourselves and future generations to do something about it. Today is as a good a day to start as any!
You can buy Luke’s book, How To Save The Planet, at electricpublications.com, lukeeastwood.com or well-known online retailers. 50% of profits from this will book go to Greenpeace.