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.
The way humanity has been mistreating Mother Earth has rapidly risen to the top of our news media, governments (except the US government which seems intent on denying that we have environmental crises all around us) and environmental organizations. Here’s an article that you might appreciate reading because it takes the problem of plastic from […]
While we are constantly bombarded by the news media and by concerned environmentalists about all of the damage humankind is doing to our planet, it’s encouraging to learn about all the many organizations that are fighting for our future. I’m thankful that we are not just having to sit back and watch others do this […]
Since the first time I walked an ocean shoreline in Sitka, Alaska, I have been fascinated by all the creatures I saw there. My children were even more fascinated than I was, so we spent a lot of time poking and prodding and picking up “creatures.” We even went so far as to bring some […]
Here’s an article that Loren Morris found in Forbes Magazine a couple of days ago. It’s a beautiful example of what we can do as concerned citizen scientists who are willing to volunteer our time and talents to making a positive impact on our environment. I hope you enjoy it and can come up with […]
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. […]