The movie 11th hour paints a gloomy picture of today’s state of our environment, of the way we use our resources and the way we see economy and the human race as separate from and above the nature. It also gives a portfolio of possible smart solutions and approaches to solve these problems. ‘11thhour’ will (hopefully) make you want to start doing something about these problems right away. It certainly made me feel guilty about my general inactivity on the topic.
While I am an optimist at heart when it comes to my own existence, I am more aligned with the point of view of Technological Pessimists. We are part of the nature and cannot exist without; we need to focus on strong sustainability development. So what is it that I as individual can do as I exit the classroom on the last day of this SD course?
Firstly, as a student, I can question why SD course is not a core course of every MBA program and I can ask my class colleagues to do the same. We are the forces of future change and are responsible for the well being of our generation and of generations to come. Yet, we leave a topic of such importance to be an elective one and we sway away from opening the minds of our current and future leaders and helping them focus on economy as a part of the environment.
Secondly, as a professional, I can incorporate sustainability into my daily actions and search for opportunities to do so, start new initiatives.
Thirdly, as a parent, I can ensure that the culture of sustainable development is deeply engraved into the minds of our young ones.
What will you do after watching this movie? Back in 1992, one girl silenced the world for 6 minutes. We do not want to hear our grandchildren giving the same speech.