Each day of the month of April leading up to Earth Day (April 22), I will be offering a suggestion for how we can really honor the Earth this year. This list will go beyond the usual suggestions to change your light bulbs and take shorter showers. Instead, the focus is on collective action working toward radical social change.
When we talk about taking action to protect the Earth, our home, we are conditioned by capitalist culture to think only about our reducing own consumption. But the choices we make at the store and gas pump can only take us so far. The biggest contributions to global emissions are not the result of the choices of individual consumers, but the choices made by industry and big corporations.