Goalmaker: Love (and Abundance) in the Age of Climate Change

By Amber Cortes

Janet and Semi Lotawa in Fiji

Janet and Semi Lotawa in Fiji. Photo provided by Janet Lotawa.

The climate is already changing, and it’s getting urgent.

You could look at it this way—there is scarcity, there is instability, there is crisis. There is inequality, there are ‘the haves’ and the ‘have nots.’

Or you could see it another way entirely—that there are solutions right in front of us, if we can just listen. There is abundance in community. There is resilience in wisdom. There’s empowerment and innovation when people come together for the greater good.

It’s a way of thinking that originally brought Janet and Semi Lotawa together in the remote Fijian village where they met, and it’s what has sustained their relationship for the past 25 years. It’s also a guiding principle behind the work that they do running Global Washington network member organization Rise Beyond the Reef.

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