“In nature, nothing exists alone.” — Rachel Carson, 1962
Earth Day gives us an opportunity to appreciate how amazing planet earth is and how fortunate we are to be a part of it’s ecosystem. Today we are witnessing so many troubling environmental and climate change issues. Are humans are the real threat to life on earth? Are we the only species that destroys it’s own environment?
Some predict that humans will be extinct in 100 years. . . . .WAKE UP CALL!
We would all be wise to take some time, today especially, to reflect on the state of our environment and ask ourselves if we are “Part of the pollution or part of the solution?”
One of my favourite books on the environment is Silent Spring. When Rachel Carson wrote this book in 1962, she was a human ahead of her time. The book was an instant best seller and is just as relevant today. Her predictions and fears for the future of the planet and our health were bang on. How could government and humans have allowed this destruction to happen?
I love perusing used book stores for old copies of all of her books. (If you are anxious to get your hands on them, Amazon has them too).
There are numerous excellent documentary films on the environment available for home viewing. Many were made ten years ago but are still pertinent today. Pop some popcorn and enjoy a movie night with your family or friends, everyone will learn something and gain a greater appreciation for planet Earth. Awareness leads to change. **Al Gore’s film’s started me on this journey
*An Inconvenient Truth
*An Inconvenient Sequel:The Truth to Power
What the Health
The True Cost
Before the Flood
The 11th Hour
Forks Over Knives
A Plastic Ocean
I hope you have the opportunity to connect with nature today. If we respect our ‘Mother’ Nature, she will sustain us!
Happy Earth Day 2019 and may there be many more to celebrate!