Too often, people prefer to shift the blame for the world's problems onto someone else. It is a fairly simple thing to do, not just in order to get out of our responsibility as individuals (a natural human tendency) but also because many times our reasons for justification are absolutely true. We can take a look at an issue such as global warming and say something like, "Hey, what is the point in me giving up my gas guzzling pick up truck? The last time I checked, the vast majority of North American companies and many others around the world are using more and more earth friendly products.
The truth in that statement is obvious to anyone who reads it. Companies (though not all) are responsible for much more waste every single day than the individual person. However, if you were to apply this thought process to the actions of every individual on earth, you would see that the output of waste by factors other than companies is far greater than any individual company. On a smaller scale, the residents of a small population most likely uses more energy than any company in the district.
The fact is that we are an individualistic society, and we hate to make changes to the ways we live our lives. We still tend to hate making these changes when we know that the very capability of our planet to support life is on the line. This is especially true in this day and age, where we have come to expect instant gratification in virtually every area.
The crisis that is global warming has demonstrated quite clearly that the time for passing the buck has long since faded. Our planet hangs in the balance, and it is time to face up to the fact that how we live has a direct impact on the current crisis, no matter how small. Those living in India have as much of a responsibility as those living in a big city such as Toronto or Los Angeles.
This section of our site is dedicated to articles which help us examine the way we live in light of the health of our planet. This means examinations of all aspects of our lives from the way we consume energy to the vacations that we take. It means taking a look at the services we use on a daily basis, maybe using an online service instead of commuting to a copier, using our individual power to select those that offer the most sustainable services possible, even if it means paying a dollar or two more.
In this section, we will take a look at what individuals and governments are doing (or not doing!) in order to reverse the harm that has been done to our planet over the last century and a half. If some of them make you feel a bit desperate, it is a good thing. This crisis is well on its way to realization, and the time has passed for half measures. The best bankruptcy attorneys may be able to bail you out of the recession, but they're not going to be any help when the world is bankrupt of natural resources.
Don't be satisfied with passing the blame somewhere else anymore. We all need to examine the way we live in a "green light", in order to save our planet's future. You can make a difference, and that difference starts with becoming informed.