This is a genius video! I do wonder though….if more people saw this video, would they actually be willing to open their minds to this idea, let alone actually change their consumer habits? I do find it hard to believe because people have totally lost the connection between food and our health and the health of the planet. But I will still continue to make my own changes and spread the word in the hope that eventually people will start to open their eyes and consider the true consequences of their actions!
This is very true indeed and runs through my mind each and every day. But rather than burying our heads under the sand, we should take care of ourselves as best as we can and make a stand to make our planet a more harmonious place! Times are changing and we need to keep pushing to achieve the changes that we all deserve 🙂
I was lucky enough to catch David Icke on video whilst queueing to get into the Bilderburg Fringe Festival yesterday. It must be hard for him to compress what he needs to say into such a short space of time but I think his words are always relevant and uplifting. What a great guy 🙂
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Although this cartoon has a comedy aspect to it, the message is very serious – sad but true! Put your money where your mouth is and buy products from responsible sources – try to shop locally and choose organic 🙂
So I haven’t been on here for quite a while now but I saw this cute and very true animation the other day and thought I’d share it. It’s pretty scary how we as humans are such huge consumers and it seems like some people aren’t even conscious of the effect that our voracious appetites can have on the planet.
I will get back to blogging properly soon but in the meantime will share and re-blog little videos and posts that catch my eye 🙂
I am grateful that I spent much of my childhood playing in the countryside but I know not all children get the opportunity to do that. Some very good points made in this post, let’s hope more parents can encourage sustainable childhoods too!
In writing the title of this post, it struck me that ‘sustainable childhood’ sounds like Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up. I’m not talking about creating a childhood that can be magically sustained forever of course, but about encouraging children to develop an awareness of the earth and how to live well on it.
It’s a subject that’s on my mind. My wife and I became parents last year, and like any parent, we want our children to share our values. That includes an appreciation for nature, and our role as stewards of the planet we have inherited. That’s easy enough when children are tiny, but it gets harder as they grow and spend more time away from home, as they become targets for advertising.
The thing that strikes me most is that the lifestyle that we grow up becomes our baseline for what is normal. I had…
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Something that has been on my mind a lot recently – our automatic habits need to change!
In the past, most things that you owned were built to last. Household goods were expensive, and you looked after what you had, repairing things and maintaining them. In the early 20th century, new industrial processes and new materials – plastic especially – began to change that. One of the first and best known examples is the Dixie cup, invented in 1907 in response to a health scare about shared tin cups used at public water fountains. Vending machines with paper cups were a much more hygienic solution. Today, we get through billions of paper and plastic cups every year, 146 billion in the US alone.
It’s a funny thing, disposability. One-use items are often more convenient. You don’t need to wash them and put them away, or worry about breaking them, and they’re more hygienic, especially for medical equipment. On the other hand, it’s far cheaper to own…
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