To make some sort of difference in the world, no matter how small. Like the hand print our ancient ancestors left on a cave wall, we all want to leave our mark on the world. But what is it that makes some of us willing to push beyond our experiences, and our credentials, to take on challenges that others think impossible? I’ve heard some call it courage, but I’m more inclined to think it is a fear of not leaving that vital hand print.
I’m now on a journey to build environment centres and eco-glamping hotels in the Caribbean that will work to lower C02 emissions through education. I’m armed with my experiences of building a successful business and running an advocacy organization. And while some critics might think lowering C02 emissions impossible, I’m betting that if we create luxurious eco-vacations that provide environmental experiences to affluent travellers we’ll be able to reach people when they have time and are most open to learning. By attracting affluent travellers we will reach influencers from around the world, who will take our environmental message back to their home cities and combined with the work that so many other organizations are doing, we’ll have a chance at contributing to bringing about positive change.
The wonderful aspect to this is that by creating eco-glamping hotels not only will be creating great experiences for affluent travellers, and high returns for investors, but we’ll be setting an example of how to operate a green fully sustainable business. Our first boutique glamping resort with be in Barbados.
I know I’m going to need a lot of help and sometimes I think I’m just the person rubbing the sticks together to create sparks, it’s those other people who have joined us and are providing fuel to the fire who are truly making the difference.
All of us try in our journey to make the world a better place, the key is to do it with grace, humility, and compassion.