Greeny on June 16th, 2009

A humpback whale slapping the surface with its tail.

The environmental movement! Mankind continues to struggle with ideas and ways to save the planet. Words like sustainability, eco-friendly, environmentalist, ecosystems, and green are becoming a part of everyday vocabulary. The resounding message that Earths resources are being depleted has become a focus in the lives of many worldwide; and environmental issues continue to spark heated political debate.   

Realistically, two-thirds of natural services to humankind are in decline; depleted fisheries, extinct species, toxic pollution, soil erosion, dying rivers, lopped-off mountain tops, melting glaciers, and Earth’s atmosphere is heating up like a flambeau.

Facing these realities more and more people are becoming aware of the need to show compassion. They know we can enjoy rich lives with modest consumption without losing quality of life. In order to accomplish this we need to band together and work towards preserving our environment and our communities. Beginning on a personal level we can adopt social strategies that “globalize” our society. Humanity requires large-scale change and by each one of us making daily choices we will see the age of ecological enlightenment arrive.

Here are a few key ways we can help become part of the solution:

• Stop Hydrocarbon: Walk, ride a bike or take public transport. Encourage and create low-impact public transportation.

Grow & Eat Local: Dine on what’s sustainable. Preserve local agricultural land and start a backyard or community garden. 

• Slow Consumption: Shop second hand. Recycle everything. Make global responsibility your fashion statement.

• Build Community: We cannot solve the global ecological challenge individually, but we can in our neighborhoods and communities. Grow compassion.

• Be Courageous: Challenge conventional thinking. When one person stands up then others are inspired to stand up also. 

• Research: Become proactive by educating yourself on ecological responsibility. Become curious about how society works and how nature works.

• Use your skills: “Become the Change you Want to See in the World” Lead by example. Use your skills, knowledge, and passions.

• Protect Nature: Ecology of our planet demands attention now. Many animals are on the verge of extinction. Become supportive and discover how to learn from nature. [*Earth Trailer]

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You can become an extraordinary hero! Practice modesty and courage everyday. Become a leader for social change beginning in your home and your community. Personal actions defeat feelings of hopelessness and you can and will “Help Save Our Planet”…

Become proactive to create a “greener life” for future generations who will call Earth home…..

“Treat The Earth Well. It Was Not Given To You By Your Parents, It Was Loaned To You By Your Children. We Do Not Inherit The Earth From Our Ancestors, We Borrow It From Our Children.”     ~   Ancient Indian Proverb

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21 Responses to “Earth - You Can Help Save The Planet”

  1. Sandy,

    What a beautiful post! I mostly appreciated your points on how “We” can be the solution. With so much turmoil in the world, this was a refreshing article,

    Thank you,

  2. Beautiful, thoughtful post Sandy. We all need reminders to be the change - not just hope for it or complain that it’s not happening. And even if you inspire one person to make one change, that’s success!

    Thanks for sharing your message!

    Julia

  3. Dr. Steve Williams
    June 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Great job, very meaningful content, and well organized thoughts. You have described the issues that all of us must be faced.

  4. Hey Sandy. Totally awesome job of simply laying out what average folks can do. You don’t have to be president or a senator to start changing the world. Too often the world’s problems just seem too overwhelming, and here you show that we all can do our share. And if we do, we can make a difference. Thanks, Peter

  5. Ty, Julia, Dr. Steve, and Peter;

    Thank you for your comments and for becoming an “Extraordinary Hero” in providing protection for our Planet.

    We can take action everyday to be the example we want to see in the world. Each of us holds great power as leaders for change beginning in our home and filtering out into our communities.

    Together let us create a future for our children and grandchildren by protecting the environment one person at a time.

  6. Sandy,

    Thank you for this post. It truly is an incredible post and it makes you stop and think about what each one of us can do, on a local and personal level to make a difference.

    If we all make personal changes, it can lead to a world of difference.

    Great post Sandy!

    John

  7. Great article! We can either be overwhelmed and do nothing or we as individuals can make changes in our lives and share them with our friends and family and see the chain reaction. Appreciate you being part of that chain! Keep the information coming!

  8. Absolutely beautiful images that should make us all want to work a little harder to make a difference.

  9. Hey Sandy
    this is an amazing post with great ideas on how people can take action. WWF Climate Team thanks you for writing this and for your amazing work on behalf of our home, planet earth.
    regards Claire

  10. Dear Sandy,
    You’r so right! This beautiful planet is, as described at Psalms 115:16, a gift from Jehovah God. James 1:17 says: “Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, for it comes down from the Father of the celestial lights, and with him there is not a variation of the turning of the shadow.” We want to show our appreciation for this perfect gift by doing what we can to take care of it. Thankfully, we can look forward to the day when divine intervention will bring about all the changes that this planet so desperately needs!

  11. Excellent!!..this is really informative and well written piece..Great advices too..I LIKED it..Thanx for sharing this great work and useful tips.

  12. Sandy,

    Wonderful stuff as always - great job!

    If you want to, you could add to your “Stop Hydrocarbon” bullet: “Eat less red meat, which has a very high carbon footprint.”

  13. Thank you for leaving such supportive comments. Green Eco Voice and Green Eco Communities deeply appreciate each one of you.

    Special mention to ‘Extraordinary Heros’… Mr. Ghaz, John Lusher, Kelly Arnett, Claire Carlton, Stephanie Moore, Brian Tooby, and Dana Lehman.

    Yes, we can do our part to be a leader for change beginning in our own home and community.
    Simple changes like turning off the water while brushing ones teeth can save many millions of gallons of water….so personal actions do help.

    Together we can create a “greener life” for future generations who will call Earth “Home”….

  14. Its so easy to relax into the notion that the little things don’t make a difference. In reality, it’s the little things that make ALL the difference.

    The sum of what many collaborating together can do, to improve our environment, is exciting. However, at this point it has become more of a necessity to actively and proactively learn ways to contribute rather than consume. Great suggestions and an excellent post!

  15. Dear Ms. Tanya Lee;

    Thank you for your comment and support. Yes, each one of us has the responsibility to be good stewards of our lovely planet. From a glance at your business I noted your helping and doing your part.

    “Avasiare, pronounced Ava~Sea~Air was named for the company’s love of life and developed with respect for the environment. Specializing in using eco-friendly packaging, biodegradable boxes, and recycled/recyclable shipping materials. Additionally, a recycling program provides our customers with one free item for returning three used cosmetic packages for breakdown and recycling. A portion of all sales will also benefit the Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org).

    Congratulations on owning a business that promotes the health of our planet.

  16. i have a science report due next week on how to make our planet more green and i needs some facts help me please send me some facts

  17. Nice post! I am really inspired and proud whenever I hear that we are the solution, we are the answer for our planet to be saved.

  18. I am so glad to see that there are still people who care about the environment. I work part time for a company that sells echo safe products. The sad thing is that I can’t seem to get people to understand that there are chemical free home cleaning products that work. Any suggestions are welcomed.

  19. ya i agree with the tanya lee good job ! ! ! =)

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