The Greater Good
I love to work in the sphere of social justice. It aligns the work of creative expression with the bigger picture, the greater good. There are many ideas that shine light through the darkness of our most fearful global issues, and bright human sparks that feed that light. Polly Higgins is one such spark and bringer of light. A Scottish lawyer, she discovered a framework exists to push corporate responsibility toward a stewardship model, by declaring ecocide (the destruction of an ecosphere) a fifth crime against peace. This resolution would shift the current prioritization of shareholder profit above all else, to protection of the common good. Ironically, ecocide is already a crime if committed in war—but not if committed in peacetime. It's a simple idea, and an exciting solution. I am pleased to support the cause with this infographic. Please share freely!