5/4/23 – Some Anthropocene job advice for students
This needs to be published in every newspaper in the country as an editorial. Perfectly said!
I didn't see any suggestion of Lifestyle change. It seems to be low on the radar and somewhat out of favor as a prescription to change. Children inherit the beliefs and patterns of their parents to a large extent. What are the ramifications of the Electric future? What are the costs? What is the impact of one wind turbine on the Environment? Would you like one within a 1/2 mile of your home.. one mile .. ten miles...? What is the impact? Solar arrays? How big how many? Who cleans them up when the owners
go bankrupt because of a new technology shift? I suggest the children attempt to imagine themselves as new Indigenous people. I suggest they get to know a 5 mile radius of their home as their walking territory. Who would you meet? What connections created? What role can they envision over a lifetime would you like to be part of history? (we all are) Stay local. you will create the world you dream of.. If it is a good dream.
I've been writing the same... if you want to affect climate change, get a new job! It also extends beyond electricians to any job in the green industries that helps move us forward--sales, marketing, operations, procurement... all of these make a material difference. Three cheers!
And I'll do here what I don't think I've done before: make two comments consecutively. Reading your essay today reinforces my idea that none could have written it but you, for the simple reason that none share your unique background and career. And I think that the unique life, goals, and spirit you have make you what I might term an Essential Voice in Substack. There are many many voices here. Some of them have tens of thousands or over a hundred thousand subscribers. I've read many of them. None are essential voices. Mine is not an essential voice either. Thanks for all you do.
Jason, I've always highly esteemed your voice, both the poetry in it and the high noble purpose in it. This essay is of a kind and although substack has tens of thousands of voices, none could have written this but you. I agree with all you say here.