What does the term, “sustainability revolution”, mean to you?
At WEAll Cymru’s upcoming Wellbeing Economy discussion forum on Thursday 8th September (7pm via Zoom), we are bringing together climate and environmental groups, projects and campaigns, to explore this term and this concept – the Sustainability Revolution – whilst sharing updates and building a picture of what’s happening in Wales to address the climate and nature crises.
Has this summer been a climate change wake-up call? With heatwaves, wildfires, crop failures and droughts making their presence felt across the globe – and even here in Wales – do you think people are thinking and talking about climate change more than they were before?
Does the term “sustainability revolution” make you feel optimistic, part of a changing culture, part of a huge shift towards a greener future?
Or does it ring hollow, too little too late, a fallacy of “green growth” and “business as usual” with a bit of greenwashing?
How do you feel about the term “sustainability” in the context of the climate and nature emergencies? Is it about sustaining life and the natural world, or sustaining an economic system that is destroying our natural ecosystems?
Has there been a paradigm shift towards a sustainable economy and way of life? Or are we all talking to ourselves in our own “bubbles of passion”, while most of society carries on with the same unsustainable lifestyles and business practices? And is it society that really needs to change, or big business? Or is it already too late to avert catastrophe?
One thing is for certain: we are lucky to be in Wales, where there are many, many good people and organisations working to create the change that is needed. We have legislation in place, and a Minister for Climate Change, as well as a vibrant and diverse climate and nature movement.
Come and discuss all this and more! Please bring your thoughts and perspectives to our virtual event on 8th September!