Indifference and superspecialization - two indulgences we simply cannot afford anymore. It's not either vanishing species or withering rivers or food we eat or eroding indigenous wisdom or the kind of architecture we embrace or melting icecaps or overthrowing dunces-in-confederacy or the kind of learning we subject children to or endangered good manners. It is everything.
Concerted large revolutions need to give way to extremely personal about-turns in innumerable extremely personal worlds. Less crisis of leadership then, no meetings to co-ordinate, no unaccounted-for donation cheques, no need for logo tee shirts and screen-printed flyers. Easier follow-up and visible result. A manageable (yet unstoppable!) revolution.
So. Fewer Facebook groups that gather lazy numbers in the flick of a forefinger. Fewer email forwards that lead to a gasp and no follow-up. Just each person to herself. Every fixed tap counts, every refused plastic bag, every shampoo bottle replaced with shikakai powder, every bird bath on every terrace, every thoughtful purchase, every act of humility and kindness. As much as one single personal-person can manage (and an acknowledgment of what one can't). Starting with me. That's all.