It probably depends on who you're around, i.e. I don't see the sleepiness. I see people waking up all over the place. I see 350.org organizing their millions of members worldwide to work together to combat climate change - I know people involved. I see Occupy committing this year to stop protesting and start organizing people worldwide to come up with a sustainable world economic system. I see more and more writers on this site writing about living sustainably, being thrifty, becoming healthy.
I just attended a dedication this morning of a demonstration garden in a highly visible site in Pasadena. It shows native gardening, raised bed organic veggie growing, drip irrigation and swales, and reuse of old concrete, pipes, and wood benches. The mayor was there and committed to setting up other sites citywide. Our city council member was there, who shared that his main priority was water conservation. Our city utility was represented, which helped finance the garden. And our state Health Department director was there looking for projects like this to encourage low income people to grow their own food and be healthy. Afterword, the minister of that church talked to me about our two environmental groups working together to set up rainwater harvesting systems and similar projects.
It's not that people are sleeping, as much as it is that the mainstream media is oblivious. They don't report such non-dramatic events, which means the average reader doesn't know they're going on nor how widespread they are.