All hope is not lost for Sustainability – Start with your own Sustainability idea

The past months have been difficult for the anyone trying to promote the idea of Sustainability to say the least.

It seems that in Europe, Brexit and the refugee crisis are overshadowing any kind of willingness to talk about our common sustainable future.

The US has been crippled by the Trump presidency and has a much bigger leadership problem then anyone ever expected it seems.

The rest of the world is just watching on what is going in these two key areas of our globe. No proactive Sustainability leadership is to be seen anywhere.

So where next for the Sustainability idea? Well that is a very good question. And I am afraid I do not know where all of these developments will lead us.

When we listen to the overall scientific views on Climate Change we can safely say that all seems to be lost. Scientists recommend an immediate change of behavior to change our certain climate doom. But this change of behavior seems unrealistic as well looking at the geopolitical developments.

So where does this leave us really?

There is only one choice really if we are honest: We need to fight for what we believe is our common future. And this starts at your own personal level. Forget about the global or national mood or action. Start at your family level and make a change.

The future for me and my family starts with my closest family members. If we as a family start to change our ways and live the idea of a more sustainable future we ARE MAKING A CHANGE.

So lets just step back for a minute and ignore the current global issues and focus on what we can do to live a more sustainable life. To work to make our own personal Sustainability idea reality in our own little environment.

Imagine what an impact we would have if thousands and thousands of people would be doing that from today onwards.

There is a German saying:”Hope dies last”. And I believe that is exactly what we need to believe in now. All is not lost as long as we do not give up and let opportunists, fear-mongers and racists tell us what our future holds in store!

Help me to help children in Uganda using social media

I am very passionate about what I do. I guess you will know that by now. That is why I have decided to do a long term experiment to see how much support/money I can raise using social media.

There are some interesting websites to do this through but I decided to start using SocialVibe now to raise money. SocialVibe is a social media utility connecting people with brands, empowering them to engage with sponsors and share branded content with their social graph to benefit a cause of their choice.

I was a little doubtful at the beginning but really warmed to the idea of using and reviewing the branded content to actually get something positive out of it.

For me this is another way I can try to give back to causes I am fully supporting. Sustainability and CSR in a personal way really.

My Cause
The cause I will be supporting is to raise as money ‘Invisible Children’ (IC) for the education of children in Uganda. IC’s goal is to end a 20 year war that has been raging in Northern Uganda, and the kidnapping of children who are then used as child soldiers. In light of the current situation nearing peace, Invisible Children is addressing the need for access to education and economic development.

Everyone can participate to raise money which will pay for hours of education of these Ugandan children.

Please join me on SocialVibe to team up and make a difference for these children. The more join in the better. No costs or commitments involved. Just good will and some of your minutes every now and then for a good cause.

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