September 21, 2014 made history, as 310,000 people took to the streets of New York in the largest climate march ever. Added to these numbers were hundreds of thousands of others, at over 2,600 events worldwide. Locally, supporters were cheered by onlookers in downtown San Mateo, right on El Camino Real.
It struck us that El Camino Real was the perfect spot to hold such a rally: The street name is Spanish in origin: El Camino means ‘the way,’ and Real means ‘kingly.’ So, it’s the high road.
One might argue that we take the high road when we pay more attention to creation care issues, such as climate action. America’s 39th President, Jimmy Carter, over 30 years ago, asked us to turn down our thermostats and do our part, in our enlightened self-interest, for our neighbors, and in the interest of future generations. In light of scientific evidence that action should no longer be delayed, perhaps we’re finally ready to consider making a few positive changes. What a lovely gift that would be, to ourselves and to our planet.
See our Take Action: Creation Care page for things, big and small, we can do right now to make a difference.
Rock on, everyone…
Never underestimate your ability to make a positive, nonharming ripple!