While many environmental organizations call for ways to reduce consumption to protect the environment, inevitably they are undoing the progress by accepting and even promoting growth-based family policies that undo the progress.
What’s the solution?
The mass consumption that created the climate-crisis is baked into our political system because we are all – on the left and right of the political spectrum – accepting of family polices that create many consumers and workers for shopping malls, rather than investing more, and more equitably, in children so that they can comprise town halls – functional democracies – where they can be free.
And it’s important to frame this issue in terms of our political role, because while environmental protection is important, it only happens (as all things do) in the context of political systems – in the process of choosing democracy over economic growth.
We can change that, and one step involves targeting the executive directors of large environmental organizations to admit the harm their quiet approach to family policy has caused, and to do better.
TAKE ACTION: URGE HEAD OF SIERRA CLUB BEN JEALOUS – @BenJealous – TO ADMIT THE CLUB CHOSE FAMILY POLICIES THEIR UNDERCUT THEIR MISSION AND CLAIMS OF SUCCESS, AND WHICH – PER STUDIES LIKE THIS – EXACERBATED THE CLIMATE CRISIS.