by Dirk Mathison. "I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move." --ROSA PARKS, on her decision to sit in the white's only section of a bus.
The destruction of nature is the destruction of humanity. Nature is our home. All life on this planet, including, of course, human life, was born from the natural environment. The further we alienate ourselves from nature, the more unbalanced we become. Our future...
Transformations is a column about mankind?s evolution towards the purity of justice, fairness, equality, freedom, and absence of tyranny.
Can we make this a century of human development, when all people enjoy access to education and health, when each individual is enabled to utilize her or his full human potential, when all people have developed their basic capabilities and enjoy equal access to the opportunities of life?
DO SOMETHING NOW!!! It's up to us to stop our politicians from sending us to war.
That horrible hate, which has manifested itself in a destructive and despicable deed, could not mirror any clearer the overweight of the Yang emphasis, which rules our planet. An old Taoist saying: "If Yang has reached its biggest expansion the Yin power will arise from that." We are facing a major turning point.
The very practices that bring us the goods and services we desire are destroying the earth. Given current corporate practices, not one wildlife reserve, wilderness, or indigenous culture will survive the global market economy. We are losing our forests, fisheries, coral reefs, topsoil, water, biodiversity, and climatic stability. The land, sea, and air have been functionally transformed from life-supporting systems into repositories for waste.
A global CPR service: C for conservation, P for preservation, and R for restoration. It comes down to some fundamental requirements. Don't get rid of anything you can't replace, for example, such as species. Of course, we're getting rid of one species about every twenty minutes, because we don't understand the...
by Betsy Thompson.
When I was a kid, I remember being fascinated by animal crackers. Not only did I love how they tasted, but I loved how they felt, how they looked, and how they were packaged.
Mother Earth breathes, just as we do. Among Native Americans and Tibetan cultures, the process is known as her lunar (night) and solar (day) breaths. Tibet is known as the region where the Mother inhales her solar breath. Anyone who has been in a cave...
It became apparent that the way of life to which we had become accustomed was polluting and exhausting the natural environment; that the rich were continually growing richer and the poor poorer. What to do about it?
by Kenny Ausubel.
The Earth is mainly a closed loop. What's here today was generally here yesterday. So that cup of tea you're drinking could once have been Cleopatra's bathwater! But if Cleopatra were to bathe in the Earth's waters today, her skin would crawl and palace heads would roll. Our booming human population is massively disturbing the planetary waters, polluting and straining the ecology of water everywhere.
"It's the greed of the consumers that is at the bottom of it all." Well, greed is real all right. But greed is a disease of fear. To the extent that we have come to believe we can't count on others, we tend to protect ourselves as much as possible by accumulating material goods, money, power, sexual conquests, or something tangible.
by Nancy B. Stewart
Suggestions as to how we can help the planet in our daily lives, not just on Earth Day. Very easy and simple things we can all do. Why not let Earth Day serve as an inspiration to start each of the next twelve months with a new habit or project that will modify your lifestyle...