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Big Ups: Renewal

“To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.” — Wendell Berry

As a species, we have some massive issues we need to deal with. In our complex world, even the idea of making progress can feel super-complicated. My hands are mostly full managing my life and personal affairs; assuming Mr. Berry is right in his quote above, how can I meaningfully foster the renewal of my planet?

I soundly believe that physics and chemistry are real. For all those who accept this premise, one bright person trying to help us cope with scientific environmental findings is Bill McKibben. Time and again, he advises this vital first step: Join together with others in movements large enough to make change. How complicated is that?

Photo credit: Brian Yurasits via Unsplash

The U.S. National Ocean Service reminds us that protecting our planet starts with you and me. These simple actions are extremely impactful.
• Reduce, reuse, recycle
• Volunteer for community cleanups
• Further your education

Last April, Jayairus Bryant — a second grader at Cooper Elementary School in Houston — presented a TEDx Talk at Texas State University.

As you can hear, like many of his generation, he is looking to adults to protect our planet, and to clean up our mess.

Interested in knowing more? My blog awaits you, with new updates coming soon.



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Roger Darnell

Author, communications consultant, publisher, and career guide Roger Darnell is principal of creative-industry PR firm, The Darnell Works Agency.