Food Waste: Death by a Thousand Cuts
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THE WEIGHT OF A SNOWFLAKE
“Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a sparrow asked a wild dove.
“Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer.
“In that case, I must tell a marvelous story,” the sparrow said. “I sat on a branch of a fir tree, close to its trunk when it began to snow, not heavily, not a giant blizzard, no, just like in a dream, without any violence. Since I didn’t have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. Their number was exactly 3,741,952. When the next snowflake dropped onto the branch – nothing more than nothing, as you say – the branch broke off.”
Regarding our response to climate change, doing nothing is not an option. Doing everything might not be an option either. But the agglomeration of many small things adds up to something significant. And sometimes, that is all we can do. Ultimately, we should flip the paradigm and realize that all we do will make a difference. With every step, we contribute to the virtuous loops which produce virtuous results.
Will you be a snowflake and join me on the branch?