|Activism starts within|
Photo by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Everybody can be an activist. But everybody doesn't need to sleep in a tent in front of the White House. I have developed 3 ways you can still live your values while positively changing the world.
1. Eat Light & Live Right!It may read dissapointingly simple and boring. But the biggest challenges facing our community are the stark health disparities. There is no point in standing up for a cause if you can barely hold yourself up. Hospital bills and long term health ailments have taken its toll on our families and finances. Self care is the new health care and health is the new wealth. Just by taking care of yourself, you can be a revolutionary!
For more on the nutrition revolution, contact Anacostia's own Tambra Raye of NativSol Kitchen.
2. Get on Your Knees... and Grow A GardenWith food costs soaring and organic food reserved for the affluent, food justice will be a major threat to our quality of life. Veritical gardens can grow indoors.
|Vertical Tomato Garden|
For more on home gardening visit Brown Girl Farming.
3. Get Fired Up with Alternative EnergyIf the recent east coast earthquakes, hurricanes, and that weird "El Derecho" storm wasn't enough to send you running to an underground bunker, then consider yourself warned! Climate change is here. Hopefully not to stay, but a force that we can't ignore. Some people went for hours without energy. Families in Connecticut and Long Island, NY went without energy for weeks. The local and federal governments were completly unprepared to take on these challenges. The true new millenium activist will explore solar, geothermal, wind and alternative energy sources. These climate anomolies are simply a precursor of what's to come.
Fore more info on renewable energy visit http://www.renewableenergyworld.com
Read the recent Ebony Magazine article by Dr. Marshall Shepard on black communities and climate change. http://www.ebony.com/news-views/are-african-americans-more-vulnerable-to-climate-change-352#axzz2Kc4lYbgf
The real revolution starts within!