And, with that doom and gloom comes apathy, and with apathy, inaction. It all seems too far gone, too out of control for us to be able to do something ourselves, so we have a tendency to give up – leave it to someone else to fix.
Well, call me the eternal optimist, but I prefer to focus instead on the good things that are happening – the stories that inspire us, not the ones that make us quake in our boots and wish we could just bury our heads in the sand.
We don’t see them that often, but only because good news rarely makes the headlines – there are more of them out there than you might imagine.
And so, to do what I can to spread what good news I find, I have decided to be positively positive and put together a weekly list of all the stories that have helped warm the cockles of my increasingly green heart (and are inspiring me to live the good green life).
- ‘Free range outsell battery eggs for the first time‘ (Hippyshopper.com)
- ‘Amazon tribe enlists Google in battle with illegal loggers‘ (Independent.co.uk)
- ‘Cape Town to clean up its act‘ (News24.com)
- ‘Sir David Attenborough Digs Google Earth’s New Features‘ (Treehugger.com)
- ”Urban farmers’ on Teesside plant the seeds of a food revolution‘ (Guardian.co.uk)
- ‘South Africa: A Revolution Fuelled By Organic Vegetables‘ (AllAfrica.com)
See? There’s plenty to be upbeat about, both at home and elsewhere on the planet. Here’s to living the good (green) life right here in the Mother City.