Here we are, hopefully charging into a new decade. Starting off the new year is always invigorating after the Christmas / New Year break. The mind is reset and should focus on what we can change in the year ahead. However, the start of a new decade should be different, it is much bigger than the start of a new year. It holds the promise of a whole new chapter for you and deserves more than a few individual resolutions. It represents a marker in your history where, with your help, we all work together to build a better future.
Recently we had the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and recall what he said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” I hope he is right, the decisions we make today will forever affect the future.
Imagine trying to think what could be in the next decade ahead, it may likely be one of the most formative in human history. It is enough to make your head spin. so no predictions here about the radically transformational impact that the continuous onslaught of new technologies will have on every aspect of how we experience a more connected life. No prediction here, but there is a challenge to every leader in a position of responsibility—rally to address the urgency with which we all need to adapt to address the climate and plastic garbage emergencies.
More humans will join our global family and the planet will become more and more crowded. We will be more interdependent and connected physically and be under greater pressure to show up and treat each other with more consideration and care. Success will be measured by whether we have done significantly more good and a lot less harm to the world. Driving responsible growth and progress has me energized and motivated to be a part of creating a brighter future for those who follow. A future where the connected human experience is well-balanced and combined with the power of technology and science to transform how we live for the better and stop creating landfills.
We hopefully will become a connected, purpose-driven community on a mission focused on positive change to handle energy supplies and introduce PLASMA gasification for garbage. When passionate people work together they bring back light where darkness temporarily has taken hold, and together they bend the arc of history back toward the good.
It is time for radical innovation and a switch to new solutions to create a planet without a garbage problem and a thriving economy. Look at Tesla’s market capitalization recently for a nod toward how bold energy moves pay off.
As Americans, we must demand a clear and compelling long-term energy (and no landfill) vision for where we are going, not just for 2021 but for 2050. We don’t need a concept statement intended to rally a base, but a vision that inspires and brings us together, one that informs the mission and creates strategies. It’s time to stop short-term thinking and plan for a better, no land fill future. Obviously we can expect very little direction from our leaders so we need to demand what we want.
I hope that after reading the above ideas you step back and intentionally commit to creating your own DO MORE list. As a group, our actions will make a material difference to the lives of others. We will create less garbage, more PLASMA gasification, added energy, and no more garbage landfills.