Earth Day 2012 reports a half a dozen wars, your brothers out of work and the governments on the blink. The price of goods is on the rise, there’s no fish left in the sea. Floods are deeper, droughts are longer, mountains flattened, forests gone.
I’m not going to kid you, it’s a mess. A tragic mess and there is no excuse. It is beyond comprehension that the issues that threaten our very existence are still ignored, slighted and scoffed at. All in the name of selfishness and greed. I get so mad I could spit sometimes. Wake up people, wake up!
“Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure.” John McConnell
“Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
“The Earth Flag is my symbol of the task before us all. Only in the last quarter of my life have we come to know what it means to be custodians of the future of the Earth – to know that unless we care, unless we check the rapacious exploitations of our Earth and protect it, we are endangering the future of our children and our children’s children. We did not know this before, except in little pieces. People knew that they had to take care of their own … but it was not until we saw the picture of the Earth, from the Moon, that we realized how small and how helpless this planet is – something that we must hold in our arms and care for.”
Margaret Mead, March 21, 1977