Welcome to The Green Feat, a website repository of tools, information, programs and ideas on powering down significantly and quickly in hopes of saving ourselves from the worst-case catastrophe of climate change.
Some say it can’t be done: our efforts now are too little, too late, our social and economic systems are too big and complex, and the mess we’ve made is too great. They may be right, and we should definitely do the work of preparing ourselves for this possibility.
But it would be crazy not to try. To (loosely) quote Stephen Colbert, despair is just hubris, certainty that you know what is going to happen. You don’t know, and neither do I, so the only ethical course of action is to live as if what we do matters.
We can make changes in our lives. Green Feat offers a series of step-by-step programs that encourage you to take on one task per month. If you have the capacity for more than that, try doing more than one of the programs at a time. Check these out under the Task of the Month tab.
If you’re in the vicinity of Bloomington, Indiana, take a look at the Local tab for more opportunities you can plug into. If you’re somewhere else and would like a page on this site to reflect opportunities local to you, get in touch and let’s see what we can do. That’s one good way to use the Contact tab.
If you feel like regardless how much you do it’s just a drop in the bucket, well, you’re right. There are 7.7 billion people on this planet; how much effect do you think you should have as one person? But that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. It just means we need more drops, and a more visible bucket so we can see how all those drops are adding up. You guessed it, that’s what the Bucket tab is all about. Multiplying our impact and making it visible.
We have a lot to say about all these things, so if you’re interested in perspectives, experiences, reflections and some occasional humor, check out our Blog.
And one more thing. If you find stuff here useful, then consider supporting our efforts. It takes time to develop all these resources, and, while we’re not in it for the money, a little income makes it possible for us to take more time off our other jobs to keep this stuff available. That’s what this red button is for.