As a possibility in side-stepping the debate on global warming, middle ground can be found in agreeing on concrete actions to be excellent caretakers of our land. Future environmental agreements that enter the United States of America with other countries into environmental pacts can reach greater consensus when the focus is shifted from the scientific debate on global warming to actionable decisions that lead to a cleaner environment.
This pathway creates the atmosphere necessary for bringing together opposing congressional views in Washington D.C. on environmental health and how to best address the support and actions needed to take care of the land.
This kind of alternative asks that genuine agreement be found in actionable steps that lead to cleaner rivers, lakes, oceans and land. Focus on action, rather than on debate takes a great amount of initial politics out as an initial challenge to expediting practical solutions in place. Support of social entrepreneurial economic markets which address local, national and global issues in connection with their communities and even the planet’s environmental health on a grander scale is a smart long-term initiative empowering a hybrid environment of civic-mindedness with business, mission-oriented, social good with making a monetary profit.
Supporting environmental, social entrepreneurial education in public schools that disembarks from classroom-oriented learning and shifts into active, community venture development dramatically changes how instruction is taught while introducing tremendous life skills early on. With Federal support, people are taught how to be critical, empathic, solution-focused doers that see the care taking of their local, national and global environment as a priority. In this kind of paradigm, individuals are strengthened to become major players in the social enterprise business of doing social good that is also profitable, thus allowing for its sustainability.
Given the major political and scientific disagreements as to the causes of how the environment has reached its current state of health is important, but it should not deter a wave of community action that is market-oriented towards sustaining long-term environmental care. In fact, laws and ordinances should safeguard the ability for social entrepreneurial ventures to thrive in order to meet the challenges that are present before us with a trained workforce filled with critical thinkers, problem solvers, and servant leaders.