Let me say this. We have a wonderful opportunity to recreate the way we live on this earth in the next twenty years - starting now. The science is clear - we must eliminate waste and pollution. The writing is on the wall. It requires thoughtful and fast change from global protocols to playgroups to the individual. The opposite of an ecologically sustainable future is unthinkable. The challenges in creating an ecologically sustainable future are clear and huge.
And what is that future? Imagine your home or workplace creates excess renewable energy, collects, treats and celebrates its own water flows, has eliminated the concept of waste and now produces inputs for upcycling into industry or the soil, creates habitat for local native plants and animals, celebrates natural light and air flows, releases oxygen, sequesters carbon and gains insulation from the grass roof. Walking, cycling and hydrogen fuelled public transport are the main forms of transport as our local places are designed for people and connection. The buildings and the people in and around them are completely connected to local place and culture. Goods and services come from an effective and inspired local economy that is about growth - growth of what is good - human and ecological health, connection, diversity and delight. This entire vision is possible now and all elements are happening this minute somewhere across the world. What dont we like about this? Let's just do it. As Jane Goodall says, there are reasons for hope: we are very clever. There are now more than a million community groups working on solutions; nature is resilient and, her greatest reason for hope, the indomitable human heart.