The Story of Change – How People can Come Together to Change the World for the Better [video]_Featured_, Awake and Aware, Conscious Business, Environment, Videos Monday, July 23rd, 2012
This is an excellent, six-minute video with Annie Leonard in which she describes what we need to do to create positive changes in our world. The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.
It is important to try to live green. As Gandhi said, “Be the change.” Living our values in small ways shows ourselves and others that we care. This is a great place to start. But, it’s a terrible place to stop. Would we even know who Gandhi was if he just sewed his own clothes and sat back waiting for the British to leave India.
So, how do we make big change? There are three things that you will find whenever people get together and actually change the world:
First, they share a big idea for how things can be better, not just a little better for a few people, but a whole lot better for everyone. They go right to the heart of the problem – even when it means changing systems that don’t want to be changed. Millions of us already share a big idea for how things could be better. Instead of our dinosaur economy that focuses only on corporate profits, we want a new economy that puts safe products, happy people, and a healthy planet first. Isn’t that what an economy should be for.
Second, the millions of ordinary people who made these extraordinary changes didn’t try to do it alone. They didn’t just say “I will be more responsible.” They said, “We will work together until the problem is solved.” Today, it is easier than ever to work together [with the help of the internet].
Finally, these movements succeeded in creating change because they took their big idea and their commitment to work together, and then they took action.