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Foreword: please excuse the capitals, there is no Bold, Italics or Underlinging, for emphasis, so I use capitals, instead, I am not shouting, just stressing the important parts of the message
There are quite literally thousands of Environmental organisations, groups and movements around the world, each numbering many members.
Similarly, there are thousands of organisations, groups and movements campaigning for social justice, indigenous land rights, animal rights and the protection of forests, rivers and oceans.
BUT, they all appear to operate separately, in disjointed, seldom co-ordinated campaigns and actions. Why? Well, I am sorry to say, because many, especially the largest organisations - WWF, Greepeace, FoE etc. - have CEOs, Directors, Managers and Employees that all make a pretty penny out of their, often rather privileged positions.
It is not in their interest to prioritise the merging and coalescing of this multitude of diverse, often conflicting voices (see Renewables vs. the protection of seabirds, by way of an example) into a single, global movement, or even a Coalition or Alliance.
BUT WITHOUT UNITY WE WILL NEVER ACHIEVE THE CRITICAL MASS TO CATALYSE REAL, LASTING CHANGE!
The priority MUST be to catalyse the one single action that WILL be a gamechanger: TO MOVE OUR MONEY!
***IF we can persuade banks like Triodos and others to create a capillary network of Branches, Offices and Agencies around the WHOLE of the Developed and Developing world, we can repeat the "Bank Transfer Day"*** sending a loud and clear message to the Finance world:
"YOU Banks, Managers of Pension, Saving and other Funds have supported Fossil Fuels, Deforestation, Animal Husbandry, Agribusiness, Industrial scale mining, long after we TOLD you we wanted Green Economics, so now we go our own way and take our money with us!
We will:
• MOVE OUR MONEY to the Banks, Pension Funds, Savings and Investment Funds that will do the OPPOSITE, and finance ONLY sustainble change!
• FINANCE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS and initiatives, including Green Hydrogen, District Heating, waste recycling, composting and soil protection
• LAUNCH REWILDING PROJECTS that provide employment for local people, re-learning the traditional skills of their ancestors
• WORK WITH NATIVE FIRST NATIONS' ENTERPRISE, like the Native American gaming, on Indian reservations or other tribal lands in the United States and beyond
• ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE CROPS, in ways that enhance indigenous people's lifestyles, alongside traditional food crops, to guide ethical buyers towards sustainable, plant-based diets
• SPONSOR REAFFORESTATION, and sustainable, managed timber harvesting, that ENCOURAGES wildlife
• FINANCE THE RESTOCKING OF THE OCEANS, by those populations, like the Pacific Islanders, that saw their traditional catch decimated by Industrial fisheries
• FINANCE SMALL SCALE, CO-OPERATIVE business, like wind and solar that feeds local people, NOT SHAREHOLDERS!
• BUILD OUR OWN NETWORKS of shops to Rent, Repair, Refurbish, Repurpose and Recycle that which the Wasteful West would landfill
• DEVELOP LOCAL SYSTEMS for the preservation of WATER, by rejecting chemical fertilisers, and adopting traditional methods of water management
I love the title of your movement, because it embraces the most urgent message, yeah: WE DON'T HAVE TIME!
LET'S START KNITTING OURSELVES TOGETHER A ONE PEOPLE PLANET!
We can all start from the groups and organisations we bel;ong to, by suggesting they share the message:
COMING TOGETHER IN A ONE EARTH GLOBAL COALITION
REJECTING DIVISIVE WARS AND MUTUAL DESTRUCTION
Please pass these ideas on, share and promote the Unification of ALL Organisations, at all levels; by 2025 we must have Unity, or face our children's searing questioning: "WHY DIDN'T YOU FIGHT FOR US?"
PS I seek NO personal gain or kudos, I am just a grandmother, mother, Environmental Science graduate and campaigner of some 40 years. My objective is clear in my mind: WE ARE ONE WORLD.
The responsibility for our children and grandchildren's future, but also that of ALL life on Earth, is in our hands!
THANK YOU! 🙏 🌏 🌍 🌎

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