Thursday, November 18, 2010

Changing destructive behaviors and perceptions? Now is the time...

Getting people to change their behavior is hard, but it can be done. 

The first thing required is recognition that there’s a problem.

In this case, the problem is our addiction to the consumption of more and more stuff as an end in itself, which directly fuels our ongoing dependence on fossil fuels, which in turn is slowly destroying our planet. 

Perhaps there’s a growing recognition that this is a problem. But recognition, though necessary, is not sufficient. Another thing needed is leadership. Somebody has to set the example for others to follow. In that case, why not use high-profile people who we're already looking at?

Our politicians are required (at least, in mature democracies) to publicly disclose their personal finances. So, why don’t we get them to disclose their energy footprint at home as well? This would give them an incentive to reduce their consumption (so as to look good in the eyes of the public) and would provide a powerful example for us all to follow.

A radical suggestion? 

Maybe, we should recognize that we need radical ideas and actions now, more than ever.  We need real change not just talk of change.  Earth Hearth Inc. is not just talk of change, we are invoking change.  We are proud to be involved in Social Enterprising and Environmental impact, changing one consumer and behavior at a time.  Thanks again for following Earth Hearth Inc. follow us on Twitter at greencollarheat.

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