The Environmental Movement’s Biggest Problem? Few Solutions.

February 21, 2010

As an ocean conservationist and owner of Planet Protect Sportswear, I’m guilty of telling all about the problems, and offering few solutions.  I feel its one of the biggest flaws in the environmental movement, we sound the alarm, and quickly pass the buck to someone else to solve.  I’m sure for many it seems like the problems are so massive, where do you start.  The other problem is there are too many preachers and not enough workers. 

The days of educating the public needs to end.  The days of signing petitions and holding candle lite vigils needs to end.  Joining causes on Facebook does not make you an activist it makes you in-active.  We love to sit at home and watch Whale Wars and marvel at these people fighting to save whales.  We are quick to watch documentaries, stream videos on our laptops, and recycle once a week and somehow we are doing our part.  Your are not doing your part.  Your $35 donation to Sierra Club makes a club member not an environmentalist.

Embracing the eco-lifestyle is not a trend, its a way of life we need to promote, not hide from.  Right now I’m watching the Tea Party participants protest, raise money, fight like hell, and for what – politics!  When the hell are we going to fight like hell for the only damn world we have?  When do one-million environmentalists show up in Washington DC and demand the end of pollution, toxicity, corporate influence and corruption? When do we take over the air-waves with our message – “we are done being poisoned, we are done being lied to, we are done with business as usual.”

Or maybe you can join a Facebook cause and call it a night…