Earth Day, April 22

My son Adam said "I am concerned about climate change in the next decades. During my lifetime this Earth will change to the condition that no human experienced before". 

You probably have the concerns on your own. I may not know the future but I know that we all can contribute to improvement, even if it seems small.

None of us individually will solve the magnitude of problems. But each of us can do something. I chose to promote organic clothing because I love that. All of us can share the love of the environment with others. All of us can support projects and people of good will.

I strongly believe that our progress or regress does not depend only on analysis but also on the level of reverence and gratitude we maintain for the natural world.

This quote is attributed to Chief Sealth of Suquamish Tribe, known as Chief Seattle where we live.
 
“The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? The land?

The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?"
"Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every meadow, every humming insect. All are holy in the memory and experience of my people."

"The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water, but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you our land, you must remember that it is sacred. Each glossy reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events and memories in the life of my people. The water's murmur is the voice of my father's father.

The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give the rivers the kindness that you would give any brother."
"Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.

This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
These words resonate with me a lot. With age, I regain humility in understanding that this planet will likely continue without us. It is us, silly humans, that cannot continue without clean water, clean air and food that is safe to eat.

It is worth to ponder "How can I personally create more good than damage? Outside recycling and composting, what else can I do?".
April 22, Earth Day is a great day to ponder upon that.  

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