Friday, June 19th, 2009 | Author:  | 45,164 views - starting Aug 9/09

for several decades, scientists, naturalists, and concerned citizens around the world have been cautioning people against the careless use, abuse, and rapid disposal of plastics … fortunately, their message has not dissipated in intensity and it is increasingly more far-reaching … however, considering the explosive rate of global population growth, i wonder if the message is becoming diluted or more concentrated among the proliferating minds populating Earth today …

when i research certain environmental issues, i get the sense that there is such an impressive and inspiring abundance of data, evidence, information, and media available to the masses … i assume that therefore, everyone must realize and appreciate the scope and urgency of our situation — we’re all in this together; what happens to the plants and animals and soil and air and water is happening to humans, as well … even if it may not always directly and immediately be apparent — and i assume that therefore, everyone is shifting  …

however, in my conversations with various people, i realize that there are still so many facts that the general public is really not aware of … ignorance is forgivable … ignorance is solved with education …

for people who don’t live in coastal areas or who have not yet seen, first hand, the pollution that befouls Earth’s oceans, watching spectacular and informative documentaries such as planet earth, blue planet, and national geographic explorer raises your awareness through persuasive narratives that inspire, awe, shock, and dismay … even youtube can be a fabulous, free resource for people with short attention spans (this short video is extremely impelling) …

in all cases, the purpose is to fuel your passion, ignite action, and effect change in your perspectives, habits, and lifestyles …

obstinate stagnation in the global mentality is not an option — it never was … improving the health of the planet can be so easy and simple, provided we cooperate, and remain determined and focused … you don’t need to live by the ocean to help improve its state … water conservation is easier than you may realize (see this post) …

in the end, we will conserve only what we love … we only love what we understand … we only understand what we are taught …
- baba dioum, senegalese ecologist

baba dioum

baba dioum

don’t gain the world and lose your soul … wisdom is better than silver and gold …
- robert nesta marley & the wailers, zion train

bob marley & the wailers

bob marley & the wailers

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15 Responses

  1. I always participate in the “Earth Hour”. This event is a symbol that we should be more aware of our environment and that we should focus on protecting mother earth.

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