For example, two years ago, the chicken displays were very popular.
As Spring is creeping into our conscious minds, so to must we renew our efforts to get things righted in our environment and our world. Not just for our grandchildren, as we used to think, but for OURSELVES. Because the permanent and irreversible environmental damage everyone used to talk about, is happening now. In our lifetime. On our watch. If that isn't front page news anymore, and doesn't merit a mention in a major metropolitan gardening trade show, it should still be in the forefront of our minds and actions. Every day.
It's up to us to salvage our environmental legacy and rewrite the pages that right now will read: "Society grows tired of Sustainability and dooms the world with their apathy". It is no longer a choice ie: paper or plastic, but rather a sprint to cut doom off at the pass. (In fact, it never should have been paper vs plastic, as both choices are flawed). Here is what needs to happen:
1. Educate yourself on the issues. Make the effort.
2. Find a way to change and make a difference. 3. Teach what you have learned.
4. Tell everyone you know.
5. Don't tolerate apathy.
6. Don't tolerate apathy.
7. Don't tolerate apathy.
Sorry to be the downer here, but not having a planet to live on sucks big time and not enough people realize how close we are to that reality. So, fashionable or not, we must press on, until there is nothing left to talk about. Only then can we rest.
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