Plenty Of Positive People Protecting The Planet

protecting the planet

I must have accidentally hit the alliteration button on my keyboard with that post title but anyway, on with the show…

On Thursday night I was fortunate enough to attend the Observer Ethical Awards (sponsored by the folks at Ecover) in London and the main thing I took away from the whole evening was that there really are a lot of people in this country and around the world who fight for a fairer and more sustainable society.

This cheered me up no end; I have been feeling a little worried for the human race of late because quite frankly most people don’t seem to give two hoots about the greater good, the health and wellbeing of society or the state of the natural world.

But being there in a room full of people who live and work by strong moral and ethical codes was uplifting and all of the nominees on the night should be proud of themselves because to be recognised by the Observer is no small achievement regardless of whether or not they were a winner on the night.

I won’t go into detail about who was up for what award as you can get a much better sense by just checking out the official website but suffice to say that there are some truly inspirational individuals, campaigners and companies who are all doing amazing things in one way or another.

I am also confident that each and every year there are more and more such people and companies who are putting their conscience to good use by showing us mere mortals the way forward. And much like any form of behaviour, ethical and eco actions can and will spread to others and will inspire the next generation of change bringers.

I always try to stay positive here on my blog and while it’s often quite hard to do so as I read about the precarious situation facing humanity, knowing that there are lots of people out there in the world who are driving change forward at an ever increasing speed is a crumb of comfort that I am thankful for.

Onwards and upwards.

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