Of course, this isn’t all that is being done to reverse the degradation of our planet. Many governments, private businesses, and non-governmental organizations are working at finding healthy ways for people and nature to thrive together, and this is wonderful to watch. The growing presence of wind turbines and solar farms are a great encouragement.
But we all know that the driving force for restoring our planet is in the hands of each person who calls Earth home. When we choose to conserve electricity, to reduce our individual use of fossil fuels, to reduce, reuse and recycle the materials that we use – especially plastics – we are in small ways “fixing” the planet.
Personally, I am becoming more hopeful about the future of our planet because I am becoming more thoughtful about my relationship to it. And I see more and more people around me doing the same. Shouldn’t we all live more carefully? More conscientiously? And isn’t it disturbing when we see environmental abuse happening, whether it is being done by governments, big business, or individuals? I believe we all need hope. I will be looking for “good news” articles and sharing them from time to time with you. I HOPE you enjoy them.
Have you ever said to a friend or family member that s/he has to come out of her/his shell? Well, watch this video and see how tenderly (and maybe proudly?) this puffin parent helped draw the chick from its shell!!! I think you’ll be fascinated!! Puffin Power
What’s the Deal with Gorse? By Kate Iaquinto I was recently at a meeting in town and the topic of invasive species came up. A person in the audience commented that the Gorse Action Group in town was in her words, “a total snooze fest,” and wasn’t doing anything to address gorse on private property. […]
Internship Opportunity: Bandon Marsh and Oregon Islands NWR Internship Title: Refuge Operations Intern (1 Position) Internship Sponsor: Shoreline Education for Awareness, Inc. (www.sea-edu.org) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Internship Location: Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, South Coast Refuge Office, 83673 North Bank Lane, Bandon, OR […]
If you live on the Oregon coast or are planning a visit, remember that in December gray whales can be regularly seen swimming past our shores as they migrate South to Mexico. You can learn all the details about this migration and about the return trip to Alaska that happens in the Spring by clicking […]
We seeing urchin overpopulation devastation right in front of us on the Oregon coast. To get an idea of the scope of the problem, check out this link to an article from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. A Prickly Problem with Sea Urchins The problem is real and present. The solution is yet […]
What have you heard about the concept of “regenerative agriculture?” Watch this short film and judge for yourself. Is it a band aid or a major surgery for the destructive effects of agri-business? Regenerative Agriculture Of course, this isn’t all that is being done to reverse the degradation of our planet. Many governments, private businesses, […]