Want to hear something ridiculous?
If a supreme being existed and said deity offered me a straight choice between:
- The world moving towards a green future while eradicating the climate change threat.
- Liverpool winning the Premier League title
I would have to think long and hard about which I’d rather see happen. Long and hard.
Sometimes, when coming home from work, I forsake the posh organic shop to nip into Asda or Tesco to buy something.
I also prefer stadium rock to folk music. And yes, that includes U2.
These are just some of the ways in which I am, it must be said, a bad hippy.
I share this because you may be someone who fancies getting involved with Greenpeace locally but you haven’t because you’re not sure if you’ll fit in with the stereotypical idea of a green activist.
Maybe you’d have to drive a car to Greenpeace meetings and you’re worried about how that would go down with people.
Maybe you work in a bank. Maybe you enjoy trashy magazines, or the X-Factor, or soap operas, or Jennifer Aniston films.
Or all of the above.
We don’t care.
Saving the Arctic
If you decide to come to a Greenpeace Waltham Forest meeting you will not be subjected to a ‘Hippy-factor’ check at the door.
We’re a fairly normal bunch. We have fun. We have laughs.
We also appreciate that a huge challenge such as saving the Arctic is not going to be achieved by being cliquey and precious about who gets to join our cause.
So come along to our next meeting on 7 November and we’ll show you how easy it is to be an ordinary person who does extraordinary things in your spare time.
If the world needs us, then we need you.
All of you...
... except people who spell words in American English – I absolutely draw the line there.
If you'd like to find out more about getting involved with your local Greenpeace group / network then please visit the Getactive page, type in your postcode find your nearest group / network, contact your local coordinator and come along to the next meeting.
If there is no group / network near you, then don't worry there's plenty of ways to get active as an individual or with a couple of friends.
We need you help, so please get involved.