Monday, January 21, 2013

"Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe..."

Without sounding like I'm a representative for Green Peace (not that there's anything wrong with that), I'm worried about the future of this world and our environment. When we had our last major power outage, it panicked people - no ice! no electricity! no iPhones! It was pure chaos for hours and hours.

I know I'm not amazing with certain things; I drive a 1996 Ford Explorer that gets about 17 miles to the gallon if I'm lucky. Most of my food is not organic. I run the heat and air-conditioning more than I should. I hose off the back patio on a regular basis so my cat can have clean concrete to roll around on.

However, we do recycle everything we can. It doesn't matter if we get the redemption value or not, if it can be recycled, I bring it in. I try to take shorter showers. When I'm out in nature, I respect the land I'm on and refuse to leave trash behind, or leave any trace I was there.

I hear about these shows about logging and pointless hunting and overpopulation, and it makes my skin crawl. When is it going to be enough? (Please understand when I say "pointless hunting" I mean people who go out and shoot things for the hell of it, not for consumption or use, but just to kill.)

My main concern is that there is so much consumption of everything. It doesn't magically regenerate. We have such a beautiful Earth.

[Prompt by NaBloPoMo for January]

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