Editorial - Saturday, November 1: We need caring in our world
HARDLY a weekend goes by that Coffs Coasters aren't being invited to celebrate something and this weekend is gloriously no exception.
On the surface We Care Day and the Sustainable Living Festival might not seem to have much in common, but dig a little deeper and the events are inextricably linked.
The week-long Sustainable Living Festival is about encouraging all of us to tread a little lighter on the earth; to consciously think about our choices and actions and to work towards ensuring following generations have not only the same earthly opportunities we enjoy today, but also the chance to share the abundance that has been the a hallmark of our lives.
Not so long ago the concept of environmental sustainability seemed restricted to hippies, but now, thankfully, it's more mainstream and accessible.
We Care Day is similarly about sustainability, but in a social sense.
Just as Mother Earth is compromised by the seemingly most minor exploitation, our community is forever limited by socio-economic disadvantage.
For both, a sustainable future will only be achieved by everyone singing from the same hymn book, and working shoulder to shoulder with inclusive hearts and purpose.