As a kid, I always loved superheroes. Even as an adult, I still do. Batman (my fave, more on him later), Superman, Spiderman, the X-men, Wonder Woman and many more kept me occupied for hours on end when I was younger. I especially enjoyed watching the cartoons and movies.
Most of the time the hero never wanted to be a hero. He/she saw an injustice and realized they had the power to do something about it. And against all odds they stood up for what was right.
I feel the same way about sustainability. Against all odds, many of us have made a commitment to living a more sustainable life. The battles aren't easy, and our nemesis (what's the plural of nemesis?) are relentless. Big oil, fast fashion, single use plastic are like the Joker, Lex Luther, and Magneto to our Batman, Superman, and X-men. Just like the superheros you never give up. You keep fighting. Making changes and swapping for more sustainable products. I see you and I appreciate you.
As I mentioned earlier, Batman was always my favorite superhero. He had one of the most tragic origin stories and he didn't posses any enhanced abilities. He just had his wits and gadgets. And he was able to defeat all his enemies using just those two things. It kind of reminds me of all us. We have our wits and our sustainable gadgets to help make the world a better place.
I just want to acknowledge all the SUPERHEROS out there. Thank you for your commitment to sustainability. It's not always easy, but like the superhero you are you never give up. You keep fighting for the Earth, for all of US. Thank you!