If someone who claimed to be a vegan was not also an animal rights activist, one might think that perhaps this person's lifestyle choice was somewhat missing the mark. The same goes for someone who proclaims a desire to live in a sustainable manner, but isn't an anyway an activist. To live in a sustainable manner is a decision made when one realizes that they no longer wish to participate in a system that abuses its resources. It becomes part of one's belief system, and as such wanting to protect resources and promote responsible living naturally becomes a part of the way we live our lives. But don't worry if you haven't gotten into activism yet. There are a few lovely, non-aggressive, fun and entertaining opportunities to learn and live right right around the corner.
Good news. There's a family friendly week of fun and activism coming up in Brookline, MA. Climate Action Brookline will be hosting Brookline's 4th annual Climate Week taking place Monday, January 20th through Sunday, January 26th.
There are puppet productions, film showings, teen art, forums, item exchanges, children's annex, workshops, a mural, ice-skating, donations, special green options at participating restaurants, a polar bear mascot, and a long awaited climate crisis debate involving an award-winning activist. You can check out the Brookline Climate Week website for a full list of activities: www.brooklineclimateweek.org/
I plan on being there myself and hopefully I'll be the one in the polar beat costume.