These days I attended the Rio + 20, was disappointed with the debate because of the hidden connotations of belonging and collective discourse in favor of some of the world to be more stuck in greed of individual countries.
This sentiment is rooted in the few lines that intervened in the political discourse to great pains to show that ministers perfect in their ideals and actions but who failed to keep their countries natural resources.
Maybe I missed the agenda for major internal changes as a citizen and a higher learning with civil society in the days 13, 14 and 15 show how your thinking and acting. It is a feeling of loss rather than solidarity.
Can you think of investing in shares macros without micro actions for sustainability in their context?
My biggest learning came with the interference of civil society, I applaud the National Director of rural women in Ecuador Mrs. Leda Luz Haro. Strongly raised his voice and called to His Excellency President Rafael Correa, Ecuador's president, whose speech made me believe he had a vocation to holy than to politics. She said the most logical sentence. "We need before worrying about the world's population to act in our country."
I made a point to address and give a big hug.
I felt the seas that surround our oceanic coasts with new owners, our forests are shared even by those who took care of their natural resources. And this does not bring security but surveillance.
When listening to the speech of Minister of Ghana a country in Africa that is succeeding because of the collective participation of the people passing on their wisdom, having worked with a long term vision that is doing its part today, with building awareness of sustainability and without major impacts on the environment, I realize that there is a great resemblance to the positive experience of the slums.
The analogy I do have experience in favor of contextual and constantly traveling on the bridge of social class, having acquired knowledge.
In our slums, there are even sharing the very least, takes advantage of small spaces to create the actual labor of our country, children and young people the foundation of the economic pyramid of the future. There is no wasted space, water, light, food, clothes are reused, shared food.
With the technology that fills the whole space due to communication encourages the desire to possess all classes, always encourages the purchase and the value behind the score. Nothing compares to 20% of upper-class consumption. In all classes there are those who share and / or exclude from the life of the country, we are human beings, the ethical, relational / social and each with the genetic load of his golden cradle or manger.
Sustainability goes beyond stay alive, is an issue seized on a daily basis, respecting the cultural diversity of each country and the peculiarities of each citizen within this macro context.
We know technology enter any space which is a vehicle information potential. We must invest in communication, the power of information is able to work towards a green economy, but that is not emptying the pocket depleted.
Sustainability is expensive. Your burden will always be in developing countries. There is need for an adjustment to the real situation of the majority, reducing the costs of services that aim to re-use of natural resources.
The wealth of the planet is impercepitivel is its people, the real work of ordinary citizens. They are the ones that protect the earth's goods, business, reuse waste. We must invest in impoverished offering decent living conditions for these workers, this action will ensure the survival of the majority.
We can not allow poor countries continue to be discredited in the political agendas of these large conferences. The future of your children is today, tomorrow may be a patient overcrowding and consequently with escasses work. So you need to invest in poor countries. Provide decent life for people with rights to health, education, employment and other needs. Do not just survive, to keep a minority in power.
I'm surprised by the event itself, some kiosks with plastic, papers and more papers will be dropped, how many pounds of garbage was produced in this space?
And the misuse of toilets serving the toilet tank of toilet paper by participating shame. View a worker cleaning, filling water buckets to flush paper and was more than once I saw that scene.
How can we as educators contribute minimally for a few more years on this planet? Continuing our work like ants, teaching children to care for themselves, to preserve their lives and space and know that this action is daily and can not and should not be focal.
The path to a change in search of sustainability is the information, knowing how our actions can influence reactions in the world. In the seventeenth century Isaac Newton knew this theory.
The information must come covered in solidarity, so that there is sharing the natural exercise of care to people and the context.
The hope comes from civil society and the certainty that he will charge a government action more consistent with the needs of nature being preserved and not the needs of bank financing ..
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Rio+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.