Written by Maithreyi Ramdas and Deven Nelson, Co-Founders of People Heart Planet: An online shopping platform that connects conscious fashion consumers with sustainable and ethical brands.
There’s a famous quote by American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that goes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, this is the only thing that ever has.” Singapore isn’t a likely place to find these words in action as the government is wary of citizen advocacy, but it’s where we met working alongside a savvy group of local and international citizens committed to fighting climate change.
Climate Conversations goal was to facilitate 1,000 at-home, small-group conversations amongst friends and neighbors about climate change. After volunteer trainings, we would meet up for coffee and think about the facilitator’s questions: Why does climate change matter to me? How does it impact my family? What can I really do to make a difference?