As this year comes to an end, we think about all the wonderful happenings of the year, and also some of the not so wonderful happenings of the year. It is a time of reflection and a time of resolution. This year in particular has been such an amazing year of history making all over the world. It is a unforgettable year for some. It has also been a year of heartache and disaster, homelessness and joblessness. Certainly for me it has been a year of taking notes about the situation this country is in, where it needs to go, to better serve the 99%, and how to take part in turning this country into a country for all.
It continues to sadden me the amount of people that feel that global warming is the reason for being Green and that there is still a possibility of not existing. I read it on blogs and see it in the general public – the disbelief. The feeling that “Green People” are on a lost quest into nowhere. I do believe that Global Warming is happening because I see it… now 54 degrees the day after Christmas and my tulips are starting to pop up in December. I see the trees blooming in Winter instead of spring…. However, as I continue on my quest to bring awareness to people, Global warming is not all what it is about.
Even if we wake up tomorrow and a scientist confirms beyond a doubt that Global Warming is not occurring, would I be angry, NO absolutely not. All this Green movement would not be in vain. The Green movement will still be very necessary.
Here is why: We have massive oil spills in our oceans that is causing tremendous damage, we have air pollution that is causing lung disease and birth defects, allergies and asthma related issues, We have literately tons of trash mounding up in our land, so much so that we are running out of places to put it. We have millions of homeless people, starving people around the world, without clothing, heat and necessities of life. We have toxic drinking water. The single most important issue on this planet is water, which besides air is the thing we cannot live without. We have people in this world living in sewage infested areas with disease. All this gives me every reason to fight for a cause I’m so passionately aware of, this world needs to be cleaner, healthier and more abundant for ALL it’s inhabitants. not just the 1%.
Whatever your political views are, you cannot be blind to the scarcity of food on this planet in certain areas of the world, the massive waste our own country as well as other countries, the massive people without healthcare, homes and even clothing. You cannot be blind to the toxic air ( massive pollution you see above your heads clouding the cities) and you cannot be blind to the Oil spills and trash in our Oceans, unless you just want to not see it.
Again, I must say that Being Green is a Hip and Very Necessary thing to do! It isn’t about some trend that will pass, or a new wave of protests that eventually disappear, this is our future and our children’s future we are fighting for. It is so that our consumerism doesn’t pollute the world to the point global disaster.
Whatever the blockage is for you about going green, it will be far more of an inconvenience to live in a world that is far more uninhabitable. I’m in awe of this amazing planet we call home, rather than pack up and head for another planet once we’ve disposed of this one, why not make small changes that will help regenerate this world and we can enjoy it as a thriving planet, not a disposable planet. I know some people really feel that is far reached. Actually it might not happen in your life time, but most likely in your children’s or grand children’s life time. It is a possibility, if we don’t begin our journey now. Changes on this massive scale take time, and it won’t be an over night healing process, but we can begin to shift our destructive ways into more sustainable, proactive and humane ways of living. Where all life on this planet is cared for, thriving and treated with respect.
It is my hopes for the coming year, that people take a long look at the actions that they are causing on this planet and the effect it is having on the world as a whole, instead of the mentality of instant gratification and a disposable world, or one of apathy and denial.
Whatever steps you take towards a cleaner, healthier world will be of tremendous benefit to the world as a whole. Make this new year a Eco New Year! Not for Climate Change /Global warming, but for cleaner air, cleaner water, healthier children and cleaner oceans, rivers and soil. To support the 99% of this world from living in conditions that are unnecessary and unfair to the working class and the poor. Support a true democracy in this country, one that stands of the premise of our founding fathers for equal opportunity for all man. Instead of one for corporate greed and control. Let’s work for a cooperative, true democracy in this country. Here is to a more prosperous and healthy new year in 2012! Happy New Year! www.mypumpkindoodle.com