Right now we are often hearing the word “community” and I wonder what it means. Is it a place to live, maybe a city or village?
Perhaps it is all of those things. A community is built upon finding a way to get a group of people to become social. Today, being social is up to you in how you choose to be active, reactive or proactive with the numerous platforms of social media that allow you to explore your community.
The entertainment world has understood this. Academy award winner Leonardo Di Caprio’s work with producers has established him as a builder of knowledge in bringing a community together. The Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation is supporting the Green World Rising organization through its partnership with Tree Media and together they have produced a collection of short films about the planets expected changes and a look at solutions.
The series is comprised of four films:
Last Hours focuses on addressing the real threat that the release of methane from the melting arctic triggers could cause an extreme climate change event.
Carbon shows how we can keep carbon in the ground by putting a price on its use.
Green World Rising shows our pathway forward through renewable technology that decentralizes the current power grid.
Restoration discusses how the earth’s natural ecosystems deal with climate and how we can work with nature to turn the tide.
“Meaningful Actions” that Green World Rising thinks we all should be acting on NOW:
- Vote with your wallet
- Lighten your carbon load
- Fund the solutions
- Enact local carbon reduction legislation
- Pressure your politicians
- Spread the word
- Learn and support
- Regenerative agriculture
- Learn about biomimicry and mushroom mycelium
The more I think about it, maybe community is something less tangible; like a gut feeling. If you look, the word community, has a few different definitions. The one that best describes it for me is “a social group of people who live and work in the same area.” There are things that you can do to make this happen, and when you do, you’ll become more than just a neighbor. You’ll be a community builder.
It is my hope that we all become a greener community, taking on the challenges that clearly are before us. We should make the effort to share our concerns our awareness and our hopes for a future with our world’s citizens, so that we can all become builders of a hopeful and greener world by building our planet’s community.
Taylor Kelsaw started his career in San Francisco, Calif. more than 30 years ago and has since worked on many highly rated television shows including “Oprah” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” He loves to paint, sing, act and being the proud parent of three lovely children.