August 2017. Having been a member of Greenpeace for 36 years, I had been thinking for a while that NGOs were not doing enough effective action on climate, so I attended the Earth First gathering to met others involved in more direct action strategies. Initially my interest was in writing on environmental issues and reporting what I saw young people doing about it, but was moved by various workshops I attended to write a more comprehensive piece on the cultural background to the current crisis situation. This piece turned into an article which was published on line at Earth Talk. I also went to the Earth First gathering in August 2018.