A new year brings a feeling of renewal, freshness and willingness towards change. As we said goodbye to 2019, we all had hopes for better times ahead. Although, it seems as if there has been a lot of doom and gloom in the news – especially on the climate front.
Climate change isn’t a local or national issue; it is a global emergency and it’s hard not to feel helpless with all the bad news we are constantly receiving. We look within ourselves – and there is a sense of bewilderment; where do we even begin in this mess? It is an overwhelming feeling and children will pick up on our anxieties surrounding these issues too. So, we want to nip this in the bud to create a more harmonious and thoughtful life.
Psychologists have indicated that if you feel like you are making a difference whether it’s through donating money, volunteer work, or making small changes to your daily life, that will create positive emotions (p.s. how fitting is this considering today is Blue Monday?).
So, where does this leave us?
We should take the reins and make decisions that are impactful for ourselves, our families, and the world around us. Let’s set an example for our kids and create a new precedent for MSK going into 2020. Meaningful adjustments around the school will allow us to do the best we can with what we have. Let’s make a difference and feel good about it too — without completely turning your world upside down.
Below, we outline how we are making a difference at MSK which you can continue at home as well. These small yet mighty adjustments will be impactful if we work together; amplifying their effect within our community and beyond.
MSK’s Green Actions Items