I came across this link via Mr Brown’s twitter feed. In this article, the writer reflects on a particular incident involving a young cashier and the use of plastic bags.
For me, this reflective piece really strikes at the heart of three things:
- A somewhat antagonistic approach by some when trying to promote environmental awareness and action. Environmental advocates must reflect on their approaches as to how they seek to (or have failed to) engage sections of society that are assumed to be not as inclined/aware about environmental issues.
- A generational gap where the youth are not fully aware of history (much of which is Oral history, that can’t be found in textbooks).
- Reducing consumption of plastic bags is only one small speck in a host of actions that can be done for saving the environment. Environmental sustainability must be seen in a wide and holistic sense.
Do have a read of the article here.
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