Pacha… Mundo… World
What is "living locally" and "thinking globally"?
Last month we discussed the "Aysana" of our name, exploring how our Rehearsing Change program seeks to create a more balanced relationship with our world. This month, we share some reflections about living in the world, or "Pacha."
We often hear the phrase, "live locally, think globally," referring to the importance of acting ethically at the local level because our actions have global consequences. The phrase is catchy, making it easy to spread and teach, but also easy to take for granted, equating our ethical action with little more than recycling. As we celebrate one year of formal activity, Pachaysana reflects on some lessons-learned while working with local Amazon communities and passionate international students. We share them now.