Today I read a posting that expresses some of the motivation behind this blog and I have to share it with you. It originates from the UK and is titled, “Looking for Catalysts of Change?”
“… the bedrock upon which we were supposed to rely, [has] collapsed taking public trust with them, the public is turning back to itself for trust and guidance. So what remains is the power of individuals and the communities, businesses and enterprises they create to act as catalysts for change.
Communities of individuals – be they social or commercial, enable the crossing of cultural divides, create trust and belief and inspire and mobilise for change.”
Click the link above to read all of this short article. Does it strike a chord with you? Haven’t grass roots citizen’s movements always been the catalyst for change? I can think of examples like the fight in Simcoe County to stop Site 41, the campaign to save the Oakridge moraine and the push to create the Greenbelt.
A local example of environmentalists working together with government agencies takes place on Saturday, July 31, 10 am to 5 pm. Several local organizations and government agencies are sponsoring a “Celebration of Lake Simcoe” at Innisfil Beach Park. Everyone is invited to learn more about what we can do together to keep Lake Simcoe healthy. See you there!
It is up to us to build the organizations that will be needed to take a role in determining what kind of urban environment ‘our Innisfil’ will become. This blog is an attempt to connect people who have a vision for their community and a place to share it. Would you like to be a catalyst for change in Innisfil? What would you like to change? How can we get started? You can add a comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org