A fascinating Ted Talk I watched recently was genius in describing how changing your way of thinking and interacting with the environment can change the world. New scientists are on the verge of forming conversations with nature and accomplishing change in a way old activists of the past have never been able to before. This eco-mindshift is a new way to approach old issues.
The reason these ideas are starting to come to the forefront of conversation is because they are speaking in a way people will understand. Activists and thinkers of the past have just been contributing to the loud noise of people blaming production, consumerism, government and profit for wrecking the environment. They’ve been largely unheard, some scientists even killed, over strong beliefs that challenge the way money is made in our economy and the way things work in our world. People who want to change the conversation are ignored and isolated.
New wave scientists, those who have perfected the art of the eco-mindshift, are now the ones who are getting heard in a conversation full of noise. They are creating things like Ooz, or Zoos without Walls.
Standing out from the pack are people who have shifted the way they speak to a language that doesn’t conflict with traditional ideals of America: profits, production and consumerism. Those who want to be heard must change their tune to show how we can profit off of fixing the environment and finding new ways to grow plants and speak to nature in a symbiotic way. Plants are the future and scientists are heard when they speak in a way that can be integrated into the way America is currently run.
Those who are turning production and eco-change into profit and offering well-built and researched and tested and backed solutions are the ones who will succeed. Speaking on a level governments and legislatures and neighbors will understand, they’ve even tested how humans will interact with new solutions. They aren’t presenting a possible idea, they’re presenting a tested and proven solution.
Here’s the Ted Talk, The Art of the Eco-Mindshift. I strongly encourage watching it for yourself and starting a conversation with the natural world in a way you never have before.
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