“The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict
between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile those,
but to find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right thing.”
- Al Gore, July, 2006 (Author: An Inconvenient Truth)
“The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.”
- Gaylord Nelson (late US Senator, Author of Beyond Earth Day)
It is an unfortunate and inconvenient truth that the excesses of the Industrial Revolution have been
at the direct cost of the environment and our communities. Perhaps too late we have realised that we
all have a global responsibility for the planet on which we and the rest of the known life in the universe
reside. This is not a matter of "being fashionably Green" or anti-establishment or "knocking big business", just an honest, logical
appraisal of the situation today and an understanding that we cannot continue to grow at any cost. There are consequences of
our collective actions which are only now becoming obvious.
We have a choice, individually and collectively to reverse some of the side-effects
we have had on this planet and the life forms which share the earth with us. But this is not easy.
We need to address climate change, global warming, reduced biodiversity, loss of habitats, clean water,
pollution, poverty, unequality and over population, and we need to do this soon.
It will require a sacrifice - a reduction in our material wealth, a change in how we operate our businesses
and our lives. We need to create a sustainable economy based on limited resources not assumed abundancy,
one which respects all life, rather than exploiting it.
Adaptive Learning works hand-in-hand with individuals and organisations who are wanting to make a difference,
who want to change the world for the better. There are a lot of us out there, and growing every minute -
if you are one of them, why not drop us a line.
As Dr. Phil would say: “Is this working for you?"