Last year will go down as history-making in so many ways. It was an immense struggle, marked by tragedy and devastation. But, unexpectedly, it was also tinged with real hope; the hope that can be found in people coming together through adversity, working collectively to create a better world.
Looking back on everything The Green Institute did over 2020, I’m immensely proud that we played a crucial role in cultivating that hope, creating space for people to come together, contributing to the story of the year being, in the end, one which points to that better future. It has set us up better than we might have expected, while we were all in the thick of it. Now our task is to tend those seedlings of hope.
Everything the Green Institute manages to do happens on the smell of an oily rag. That’s a rag we use to mop up the veggie oil we’ve been frying mushrooms in, of course, not nasty petrol from an internal combustion engine. But nevertheless, what this review makes me ponder is how much more we could achieve if we had the resources!
We’ve got lots of plans for the coming year that I can’t wait to share with you. Some of them things we had planned for last year which weren’t able to happen because of the pandemic, others new ideas that came out of the year that just was, and others things that people have brought to us to explore together. We’ll tell you about our first webinar very soon, and bring you the next plans soon after that.
In the meantime, please explore the huge range of webinars, articles, events and ideas showcased in our annual review. And, if you want to see more of that, join our fabulous and growing group of regular donors.