One thing I've learned when studying environmental issues is that there is usually no easy answer but, as my teacher said, sometimes the answer is not so important but it is more important that we actually bring up the issues and talk and think about it.
I guess what she meant is that if we will have an ongoing discussion on the issues we will work on doing something as well, even if it would be baby steps, additionally thinking about new and creative ideas.
Sometimes it's of course depressing to think that MY effort will actually have no impact but we will have to go big scale for making a difference. This is what Gernot Wagner is arguing in his new book "but will the planet notice?". Basically his saying that we need more and better incentives for more people to get involved into living greener. I thought it was an interesting video, as a business student I find it difficult to balance on the making profit but doing it in a good way line. I'm thinking there must be a different way to build an economy that is not focused on monetary growth. Because it will not be possible to keep growing on resources that are limited.
Funny anecdote, my teacher told us about a proffessor in class very interested in these issues, turned out to be the same guy that brought the subject up in the Beyond Durban seminar I went to. I need to read up on his work!