- Most people want to do good in the world.
- To make positive changes for the environment, people must be engaged with the news, not desensitized to it.
- To be engaged, they must have hope.
- People must have a reason for hope; the news must sometimes be good.
- The news must sometimes be good to learn and stay informed and, most importantly, take action.
- It is impossible to love something you do not understand or have not yet experienced. People must spend time in nature.
Therefore, protection of the environment lies with people spending time in nature and feeling hope for the future. People, young and old, all need encouragement to undertake the effort required to fix the problems we face.
I know this to be true:
- Society must make a large shift in terms of what we value if we want to survive as a species.
- This large shift will occur from the actions of everyday people who vote in political elections and with their dollars every day.
- Giving and doing good feels good, and people like to feel good.
- People overwhelmed with bad news often “tune out” and hide rather than make any change.
- People need to be aware of the bad but also hear the good in equal measure – maybe even more.
- I won’t reach every person, but every person needs good news.
I want to:
- Give people a reason for hope.
- Inspire people to make small changes that add up to large societal shifts.
- Encourage young people to take action and make positive changes in the world they will soon inherit.
- Encourage young people to vote at the ballot box on election day and with their money every day.
- Inspire parents to take their children to spend time in nature so they, too, experience and understand it.
- Support independent journalism to ensure that people are presented with unbiased reporting of truth.