Welcome to a new blog by one obscure housewife from Vermont who is passionate about stopping runaway climate change. Well, not just stopping the awful, scary things associated with climate change, but also being part of a proactive movement to help create a future we can be hopeful and excited about--one which moves away from relying so insanely on finite (and toxic) resources like fossil fuels, but also which strives to build sustainability and resiliency back into our communities, our families and our daily lives.
One year ago I was a 44 year old mom, recovering from major hip surgery and wondering what I could do to make a difference. I had helped campaign for Obama and was grateful beyond words that America had elected someone who was not only willing to say "climate change" out loud, but who seemed to really get the urgency of dealing with it NOW.
Tonight I sit in a Boston hotel room awaiting my early morning flight to Europe where I will be attending the international climate conference in Copenhagen.
And Obama will be the first US president in 3 administrations to attend such a conference as well. I may even get to hear him speak, along with other world leaders from dozens and dozens of countries. But there will also be lots of regular folks attending. All of whom have chosen to travel and leave their families at one of the main times of year for being with loved ones...to make a difference, to make a stand, to lend a helping hand, to make a pledge of faith that as a species we are smart enough, caring enough, and willing enough to save not only this beautiful blue gem of a planet, but also ourselves.
Sleep beckons so that is all for now. However, if you are interested in reading regular coverage of (and musings about what it all means) the goings on in Copenhagen, keep checking this site.