Are you truly living the life?

There are countless innovations out there, some of which are exceptional and deserve the chance to gain visibility and meet potential investors.

The positive feedback I received following my last article on The Journal has encouraged me to follow up on it.

Let me set the scene for you. Recently, I had a fascinating conversation with Marc Buckley. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Marc, I must say that it’s difficult to describe him in a few words but, the generic term would be that he’s a systems thinker and advocate for sustainability. If you inch deeper into his personality, you will find that he’s someone who touches souls and speaks about reality in a most natural and practical manner. I haven’t met many Marcs around. Quite frankly, our discussion made me realise how fortunate I am to have crossed paths with someone like him.

Marc Buckley

If you had time to pause and research who he is, you might say that he speaks the obvious but when you hear it directly from him, it hits you differently because he makes one realise that we live in a world of alienation and that the obvious is not so obvious anymore. If you want to get to know more about this precious human you can read about him here.

Returning to my conversation with Marc, he posed a simple question: “Sabrina, what is the meaning of sustainable development to you?”

Now, I ask you the same question.

This question forms the backdrop of the upcoming Green Vision Summit & Expo.

Now let’s explore the storyline

My answer to Marc’s question was something along these lines… Sustainable development involves creating a life for ourselves and others in a harmonious environment where everyone has equal opportunity. It means breathing clean air, enjoying nature, and having access to nutritious food. It also encompasses fundamental rights such as clean water and education for all.

Now, dear reader, I turn to you. Have you ever questioned how the buildings around you influence your well-being and moods? Have you ever pondered the impact of governance on your thoughts and behaviour? Do you ever question whether governance is affecting the way you think or how you behave?

Furthermore, when attending sustainability-related events, what do you take away from them? Do they leave a lasting impact, or do you feel drained by the noise and activity surrounding you?

Let’s talk about poverty. It’s commendable to donate money, but will that alone eradicate poverty? Do we know how we can genuinely contribute to creating a healthier society? Are we solely relying on governments to solve these issues? And can governments truly solve them?

How content are we with our lives? Do we have the time for critical thinking?

So, how does Green Vision fit into the story?

Can you imagine living in a more tranquil world? I understand that you’re likely a busy individual, juggling multiple tasks simultaneously. But take a moment for yourself. Close your eyes for just five minutes and envision yourself in a calmer world. What do you see? How does it make you feel?

The current state of the world operates on a survival-of-the-fittest mentality, centred around measuring success, achieving targets, and prioritising the bottom line of a company’s bank account.

The fact remains that, in our pursuit of capitalism, we have done considerable harm to the environment, and now we must make amends and take action. This is where innovation comes into play, and this is where each of us can contribute to real change.

Now, let’s take action

We have a unique opportunity before us. In this journey, we must link technology with our future without leaving humanity behind because, without humanity, there is no future.

There are countless innovations out there, some of which are exceptional and deserve the chance to gain visibility and meet potential investors. This is not a competition; it requires collective action to make a positive impact and create a better world for all of us.

The goal of the Green Vision Summit & Expo is to provide a platform that offers equal opportunities to all who wish to be part of the solution. We don’t want to be that ‘other’ event one goes to. We identify greenwashing. We strive to do better by promoting accountability, leadership, and action. We have an opportunity ahead of us. And we intend to lead by example.

Once again, I reach out to companies in various industries such as renewables, energy, water, agriculture, finance, AI, technology, and ESG, to join us on this exclusive and transformative journey.

Photo: Daria Obymaha

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