Pictures of Earth’s Destruction.
They’re going around the web. Here’s just one:
I posted some more, on Facebook. A bunch of friends shared about feeling distraught. After a couple more heartening posts and an invitation to an upcoming workshop on sustainability, I posted this:
My Pagan religion has me knowing that the Earth is my body, which ups the motivation to Walk More Drive Less, buy almost nothing that’s brand new, never take in plastic bags, ETC and then some, ad nauseum, just ask my beloveds. Therefore the news (&these pix) often *really* hurts, cuz over here in my lil bright green ray of sunshine , I often miss this kinda bad news… but I can cheer myself up. I recently started composting again, am still car-less, and started a blog called Greener Than Thou. (too self-referential?)
It’s definitely not just overpopulation, it is OVERCONSUMPTION. And many US’ers don’t see it because they like to be surrounded by golf-course style finery, and pay for the degradation to occur elsewhere. I’m gonna go cry. And continue my simpler smaller lifestyle in a place w/no sprawl, lotsa public transportation (full disclosure: I’m getting another car soon), and only buy used stuff. That saves $ too, with which I could afford more eco-conscious meat. I am considering raising chickens. I’ll announce my blog when it’s presentable.
:::If you’re reading this, I must consider it presentable! Here’s a motivator, entitled:
“Depleting oil fields are yet another symptom of ecological overshoot, as seen at the Kern River Oil Field, California.”
Thanks for reading my blog. Above in this post, I “out” myself as Pagan, disclosing my motivation for this blog. This blog o’mine has an amusing title, which has value in itself, I hope. I often wanna share how easy it is to lessen one’s carbon footprint, amount of solid waste, ETC. Many folks are so guilt-feeling about their eco-habits that if they see me go out of my way to do an eco-action as simple as recycling, they consider me …”greener than thou”. It’s happened countless times.
And I raised twins alone, so I know how to do it frugally too. So last Thanksgiving (2014) I posted on Facebook a “Green and Frugal Treatment of Slow Draining Sinks”. ‘Twas helpful for several folks. That’s when I thought of blogging about a green and frugal lifestyle.
So here we are. Yet another way Peggy likes to spend her time, which earns zero dollars, harumph. Hope you enjoy it and remember: if you develop a zero tolerance policy for taking actions that you know harm the Earth (<—see, a religious devotion), you can feel Holy, in my religion. And ya know what I said about not buying new? Your clothing might be HOLE-Y too. Check carefully before buying used clothing.
Yes, you can groan. Or call me out on Bad Humor.