It is time for a revolution. This is the time to innovate, develop and transform. Our present way of doing and thinking must evolve to insure we continue to have a sustainable planet for all life now and in the future. We are in this life together; each action or non-action we take, affects all life that shares this planet with us.
Are the products you consume and purchase necessary? Are these items produced by individuals and corporations that put the health of people and our environment ahead of profit? Are you buying into a product or service that has the potential to irreversibly harm a species or ecosystem? Are the businesses and people that you associate with only ‘talking the talk’ or ‘walking the walk’? If we begin to ask the questions and look for and insist on the answers we can begin the transformation.
Every journey begins with one small step. As I am writing this article I have a Township brochure on recycling in front of me that states that ‘it takes glass and plastic one million years to break down’. This information is difficult to swallow especially considering the amount of plastic we consume each day by the purchasing choices we make. Please do visit this following link on plastics to get a better understanding of how our penchant for plastic is affecting ‘The Circle of Life’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnUjTHB1lvM This is a very short two and one half minute video. Two and one half minutes of your life to comprehend how our daily choices affect the world around us. It is difficult to comprehend that we continue to use plastics and more importantly continue to put our precious environments at risk in our search and retrieval of oil to fuel our penchant for plastic.
Everyone is aware of a step they can take to insure the health of our planet. You can give each of us a gift by donating your time and words to let your friends, politicians and the corporations that serve us know that the hemorrhaging of our earth must stop now. We expect nothing less than respect for all life before profit. Our earth will flourish with nothing less!
Perhaps you have an idea which can help the world deal with some of these issues. Please do share it with us and with the corporations who can put them to use.