in order to Raiza Pilatowsky Gruner
Nowadays, when the most anticipated questions (and answers) of the public cannot be missed, lectures, round tables, conferences and other virtual events on environmental issues cannot be missed. “Now, what should I do to solve the environmental problem?”.Besides wanting to hear him How is this going Ø why
, These themes appear over and over again with Paralyze us, People are eager to get content, which will show us a way to get rid of the predicament, this is the environmental crisis we are involved in. It is not that there is no shortage of the proposed solutions, but that there is a complete “menu” action that tells us that the problem will be solved. If all cars are electricIf The state has strengthened its punitive power Fines and imprisonment for those responsible for environmental degradation, if any We all eat vegetarian food, save water, turn off the lights when we don’t need it.
Whose responsibility is this?
But we also saw The public is increasingly skeptical about this solution catalogConsidering that many people (consciously or unconsciously) do not realize that environmental crises are indivisible The capitalist colonial system responsible for social inequalityAnd these solutions did not seek to solve these problems, and even exacerbated them eventually. Therefore, by exhibiting tools that emphasize personal responsibility, such as calls to reduce carbon footprint or plastic recycling campaigns ( Expressly created by oil companies In order to attract people’s attention and redistribute responsibility for climate change to vague “everyones”, it is becoming more and more common to find answers to these logics.We have reached the point where we cannot ask for water saving First and last names of government agencies and companies They continue to make concessions, mining and destroying communities without “saving water.”
Now, who can defend us?
Now, this situation has also taken a new turning point for us in deciding how to face the crisis. We let those who succumbed again to decide that because the problem is systemic, not a single change, they don’t have to take any steps to change the way things work. On the other hand, some people demand solutions that turn the world upside down in a comprehensive way and lead us to a universal utopia. These new positions bring us back to the same starting point, where indifference and single vision dominate.. For so long, we have become accustomed to others telling us what to do. Before asking these questions, it’s obvious that Environmental crisis is also a crisis of imagination. This is why it is difficult to answer those “what should I do?” Appears at the end of each conversation. Because I can’t say what a person living in another country should take in a completely different situation. Who knows these problems best, and who needs to solve these problems is to solve these problems by living on the flesh every day.And beware, it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t care about their struggles, but Connection must come from unity And mutual support.
Find our way
In short, there are many colors and flavors to solve the environmental crisis, and the key step is that they should not copy the same process that caused our problems in the first place. however, It may be helpless if you don’t know where to start. Some of the first steps we can take are to involve those who have already done something in our community and resolve the issues that affect us.Tools like this CartoCrítica or Environmental Justice Atlas Just a few examples of websites that show us who is doing collective environmental action and where.Social networks can also help us connect with people who are already organized in our town, and new narrative suggestions are emerging A person who defends joy and tenderness, They provided us with an alternative Imagine a bright future.There is still a lot of work to be done, yes You can help in this battle, But only you can decide how.
Raiza Pilatowsky Gruner He is the co-founder and director of Estudios Planeteando. She has been researching, writing and hosting videos and podcasts for three years, with the purpose of communicating social and environmental issues that affect our country and the planet through the platform. planningUnder the vision of environmental justice. She holds a master’s degree in environment and sustainable development from University College London, and a bachelor’s degree in earth sciences from the United Nations University School of Management. He conducts research on science communication, disasters and climate change, and collaborates with civil society organizations that are committed to creating a more sustainable society.