One Green Generation is a place without politics, a place to convene across the political landscape – because we must do so. The world won’t survive and thrive if we don’t come together.
At the same time I must speak my truth here, and so I will tell you that today is a special day in my heart. Today much of the world celebrates with hope. Today barriers were officially removed. Today a new voice enters the world when the world needs change so badly. Today brings tears to my eyes as I see people of all ages – who are excited, invigorated, and truly hopeful.
Barak Obama will not save the world, but there is hope deep within me that he will help us come together with compassion and sensible solutions. I have a bit more faith in humanity as I hear these words today:
That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.
Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many, and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.
…Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met….
Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed.
Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.
Whatever political ideology you have within you, I hope that we can all come together to do the work we need to do to remake the world. Re-energize! It’s time to get serious about making our world a safe and sustainable place for every generation – by building sustainable communities for our children, by preserving our planet with ever more mindful lifestyles.
There is but one life we lead. Let’s each of us make an impact. Throughout the world people are invigorated today. Let’s use this momentum to create real change in our own lives, our communities, and our planet.
As I sit here writing, I raise my mug of tea to you, to us: let’s do it now!!
Vamonos Ahorita. Let’s Do It Right Now.
Today I am going to go work on an urban gardening plan for my community – to reduce our food miles, to provide fresh and inexpensive food during an economic crisis, and to teach new people how to nurture life. And I am going to inspire you all to make changes in your own communities (!!).
What Will You Do Today?
You can leave a note here saying what you’ll do, or you can keep it with you in your heart. But either way, please start the ball rolling – let’s do something today to make a difference. It’s time.