That’s the feeling when we address crises from a global-political focus: levitating on an almost utopian dream of global harmony within institutional crisis. Is it true that to transform the world into a sustainable place for living we need long term vision, however Sustainability its also about the present, of a short term project of living under new educational and cultural codes.
Is not only extended to green habits within the aim to protect the environment but of the own approach to the political sector. Indeed, the political sector is becoming not sustainable for different reasons: the most evident one: is it not delivering results that contribute for a better and resilient living or/and under strict accountable and transparent rules. In fact, process as Brexit or the growing trend for nationalism exposure that traditional codes are not working and the people are searching for way outs to overcome fear and the constant threat on security.
But, its precisely the political sector the one in charge of making of Sustainability the first goal of any agenda.
This stage of the planet including climate change, armed conflicts and migration crisis make of this new wave of political marketers the “pseudo hope” for a change. Now, how we can change and through which channels and leaders? Definitely to answer this question we need to explore different models from a citizenship perspective. Is it here when we realize the difference of real change towards Sustainability or a wave of hate and fear that only moves through protection measures rather than the insertion into a global world by printing the political activity with resilience. Only the citizenship can make that change and make of politics a reliable source of Sustainability…also for the sector in itself.
The idea of a boost of individual action as a driver of change it ´ve been seen as a way to avoid responsibility from corporations and public sector, but what its absolutely true is that without a new era of responsible and active citizens, the planet will not become Sustainable. Rely on unreliable institutions is not the answer. The citizens must lead the road towards reforms as a way to make of political leaders truly representatives of their interests.
Is for this main reason that politics become one more pillar to tackle in our road towards a resilient battle and not the other way round, relying on them to find solutions to current chaos. There are parts of the problem, not the solution.
That’s the first step: the empowerment of citizens, taking the essence of Direct Democracy to its full potential.
When our fight back is limited against strong and consolidated principles of no accountable systems and complex Diplomatic processes we need to move forward by our own resources.
The principles of think global and act locally on its full interpretation.
A responsive world needs a new distribution of resources within the idea of a big scale reform of the system. It needs to be accompanied by short-term projects that make a difference on the correct timing: short-term. These are the resources that we hold right now: people and social media. A change of attitude is not a matter of strong finances but of building a new culture by investing on the people: Education for adults.
Many of the Sustainable approaches designed by the public sector are built towards future results but we also need short-term projects or just projected actions within immediate results.
We cannot see on no-accountable systems the answer for our most pressing issues. It’s part of the change and part of our responsibility as citizens. National and international institutions have become more a matter of rhetoric structures rather than tangible action with immediate results.
Private and public sector has made of spending and waste part of there strategies, most of the products are designed to be used/consumed thorough a few years which marks a strong difference from the business model before the 90´s. A model of doing business clearly unsustainable that now represents a threat not only for the own survival of the business-as-usual model but also for a dangerous cultural of consuming.
For the last decades this kind of assumption supposes a left-wing position; being against capitalism and consumption, which creates confusion from an ideological perspective and does not lead into tangible results on Sustainability. Preventing people to re-focus their priorities and make them aware that we cannot build sustainability through political ideologies but under the idea of a just one political or philosophical ideology shaped on Sustainability.
Switching to a common ideology: Sustainability That´s the truly challenge, gather around one ideology when there is a whole system built by division, confrontation and competition.
Its imperative to change this mental model from the citizens, who in the end are consumers that take decisions accordingly. If we achieve full awareness from bottom up initiatives, the business sector will change to satisfy the new demands.
For changing structures we need individual action on its full potential
For creating a new world we need Bauhaus Movement mentality in terms of a deep change of the system on its main pillars: Education, innovation, creativity, the will for learning and joint with others to boost a new design of the planet.
A reform globalization model comes precisely from a reform of the Education system as a goal with short-term action and long-term results.
This is the attitude towards the ambitious goal of a change of the system: the immediate action that will achieve full reforms on the long term.
Teaching change makers, not awaiting for changes coming from the political sector, global organizations or/and the good will from global organizations that are part of a long-term project. Building the change on a day a day basis.
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* Sculpture on wood by Lee Jae Hyo