I was inspired when I read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in the mid-70s and have had involvement with groups including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and some at a more local level. I have tolerated comments like “Saving the whale Al?”, “Isn’t it time you gave up that hippy stuff?” and “How can you be a member of a profession that pollutes on such a large scale?”
The last time that I got (secretly) angry was when a friend, who I had previously respected, made an uncalled for comment about Greta Thunberg.
We all do what we can when we can. I’m sharing this because we all need to think and do more.