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How do you maintain the energy for change? Responses from the Sustainable Cities Round Table, 20 May 2009
Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on June 10th, 2009
The final question asked to the audience at the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009, was: “How do you maintain the energy to change for a healthier, more sustainable future?” This question provided some shining answers of how people maintain their motivation to work towards sustainability. It can be a hard road – we’ve got to pave it! – and it takes a lot of perseverance to make such changes. Find a long list of positive and heart-felt responses from the audience below. Again, the data has not been edited or analysed at all – simply written as was collected at the event.
What keeps you motivated?
By leading a healthy life and that stopping is not an option for a more sustainable future. Need to stand up for people and the environment.
Collaboration, sharing, inspiration of others
Reflection on all that everyone is doing, grow own food, drive slowly up all hills
Desire to leave the environment in an acceptable state for the next generation
Networking with like-minded people and sharing stories of passion and success
Participation in innovative and experimental projects with educational outcomes
Keep projects fun and interesting eg, practise greening our large flat roof firstly on the shed
Motivated by the panoramic view outside the work window-seeing the smog every day
Encouraging our friends to use their bikes by gifting with fluro decorative leg bands
Using electricity wisely
Use of clean transport ie bikes
Look at packaging before I buy
Its all about doing stuff alongside interesting people who also want to do stuff
Its too vital not to have the energy
Sense of urgency
Like minded people
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