Since I first started browsing this site and its users, one person has inspired me right from the get-go. That person would be Reid Falconer
. Its only been a few days, but in that short a time I've begun the transition from being a do-nothing lamer to truly being interested in solving the world's problems. I know little to nothing about alternative energy or ecovillages. I am possibly the most politically and socially inactive person I know. All that is changing.
I was struck by Reid's ambitious goals to found an ecovillage near his home town
, and then by his instant involvement
when he found out there already was one right on his doorstep
. For me, personally, I've never known where to start with truly getting involved in things and I have a history of not following through with that sort of expedience and passion.
Being a full-time college student, I do have a lot on my plate at the moment, but now I am interested in learning all I can about ecovillages and how it might be possible to gain support here in the USA (Georgia, to be precise). One day, I hope to travel to Africa and apply all I've learned to help the people there. It seems a big daunting, to be honest. Where does one start? How does one shake themselves out of ten years of mental comatose? I'm starting to open my eyes a bit now, and I'm fast become aware of what needs to be done. I'll let you guys know where this new path takes me.
I am not a religious man, at all, but God bless Evoke.