More from Suzuki: Think locally, act locally

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David Suzuki at a rally for the Global Day of ...

Thoughts from David Suzuki speaking at the Sydney Opera House continue to resonate through this week.

He challenged one of his earlier assumptions in the talk. The previous cry of “Think global, act local” he suggested was well-intended but ultimately ineffective.

To be effective on a global level, he suggested the power of collective action when we “think locally and act locally”.

An important part of this is not being deluded by large brands, government and the allure of the economy. He summed it up this way:

Politicians work within a political cycle. People don’t.


4 thoughts on “More from Suzuki: Think locally, act locally

    Fay said:
    October 28, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I think he has a point – if you are thinking local you might also be remembering to take your rubbish with you (or not use plastic drink bottles in the first place) – rather than thinking wonderful thoughts of what can be done elsewhere provided it doesn’t impact on your own lifestyle. I am not game to contact my Byron friends to see if/how much rubbish was left behind after his talk there last night!

      10citybridgerun said:
      October 28, 2010 at 10:28 am

      Call them Fay! I hope you will be surprised!

    Fay said:
    October 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Two biodegradable coffee cups…and people helped stack the chairs…and the lesson is to be less cynical!

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