When I rented the DVD “Tomorrowland” I was expecting a futuristic and adorable Disney movie starring the loveable George Clooney. I wanted something easy to watch as I lay exhausted on the couch on a Friday night. I didn’t expect it to be about the world being destroyed by… us. Without giving too much away, this movie is about a teenage girl who discovers a place affectionately called Tomorowland where Earth’s brightest and most innovative people go to try and make the world a better place – only it turns out they can’t compete with destructive humans who are killing the planet at a fast rate.
I felt like I had been slapped in the face. WAKE UP! DO SOMETHING! I think I’ve been lying on the metaphorical couch for a while now. Too exhausted with my young children and business to have time to do much else, I have watched friends do environmentally UNfriendly things and haven’t said a word. But if everybody is like this, then who is left to save the planet from this destructive behaviour? I might not be able to save the entire planet, but as Ghandi famously said “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” or in other words, “get off the couch and do something!”.
So I ‘dusted off’ the old blog and I say hello to you again. I keep wandering off but I keep finding my way back here, eager to influence people into eco-conscious living. I’m not entirely sure where to start, but a step forward is still in the right direction.
Oh, and don’t worry the movie Tomorrowland ends on a good note (thanks Hollywood). I won’t give away the ending in case you want to see it for yourself, but it was a great reminder that humans can be pretty darn special when they set their minds to it.