April 22, 2008

It's the only planet we have

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"Everything is connected. Connectivity is going to be the key to addressing these issues, like contaminants and climate change. They're not just about contaminants on your plate. They're not just about the ice depleting. They're about the issue of humanity. What we do every day -- whether you live in Mexico, the United States, Russia, China ... can have a very negative impact on an entire way of life for an entire people far away from that source."
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit activist

17 comments:

LaPellaPottery said...

Ripples on the water - you have no idea how far they travel.

jodie nicholson said...

Every little bit counts/matters. I wish people could understand that *fingers crossed*

Hey Harriet said...

Yes, it's all about 'connectivity' & they are great words. Thanks for sharing that & I hope you have a Happy Earth Day :)

decadentdiamond said...

Y'know, I never knew it was Earth Day until I logged onto my computer and as Google is my homepage, the logo seemed different to the others.

LazyTcrochet said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Katie said...

Wonderful post for a beautiful planet.

Sarah McBride said...

thanks for sharing. It is all true about the ripples and connectivity. Wish more people would show concern and work together to make a differnce.

Distressing Delilah said...

I have become sooo more thoughtful towards the earth...and appreciating all we have because of it!

M.KATE said...

Hi charmaine...so stupid of me, a typo error..guess i was too excited to celebrate your 21st anniversary...hehehe, but really i love that particular post :)

happy earth day :)

Karine said...

I was wondering when Earth Day was. You answered my question! (As I type, a jack rabbit is hopping quickly past my window. I wonder if I should tell him it's Earth Day.)

Victoria said...

I hope things turn around, that we can all come together, live in peace and heal this beautiful earth.

Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

Yeah...this definitely sums it up. Thanks for sharing this!

Cicada Studio said...

I'm convinced all it takes is a brief conscientious effort to consider before you take any action "how will this affect the world around me". A lot of people are numb to this, but I would like to believe a lot would take pause. It's that flint that needs awakening. We need to instill this in the children...

Karen from A`Musements said...

Great blog entry, Diva! You're a good egg, and have a great heart. Can't help but wonder what the world will be like (weather, water, ice caps, no ice caps...) in another 25 years. As a person sharing space on the planet it's scary. As a parent, with a child just beginning their path to adulthood, it's heartstopping.
Thanks for helping "us" help "them"...
Al Gore for President
xoxo
k

Star of the East said...

It is really unbelievable that some people do not even THINK about the world we are living in. Driving in huge cars... taking long showers... constantly unneeded electricity use... trowing everything in the garbage instead of recycling... I can go on and on. I really get angry, and the bad thing is the big things are in big men's hands.
Did you know that quite a while ago a man made car tires which had a durability of 50 years?? You know tires are the most difficult garbage to get rid of... you know what happened? One BIG tire company bought the recipe for making those tires and threw it away. Just so that he could keep on selling his tires for money and could keep on going making the world a bad place....
THEY ARE DISTROYING THIS WORLD FOR MONEY!!! Like all the 'big guys' do :(((
Sorry for my long comment and typos...

Infinite Cosmos said...

true that.....

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Great quote! Happy Earth Day :~)