In December I participated in a climate action in Los Angeles. With a few friends I developed a carbon footprint checklist, based on the book “Cooler Smarter” that provided actionable ways to reduce your individual carbon footprint. Also, I taught a full yoga class on the sidewalk along Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. It felt amazing to be able to make space for a yoga practice in the midst of all that hubbub.
In talking with other people there, I noted a lot of disempowerment and people saying how change was next to impossible. This is from participants who want action to combat climate change. So I reflect a little on a potential way to stay empowered.
As we go into the new year, I want it to be full of meaningful action on my part.