Nature is speaking…
One of my most urgent messages to you about our connection with nature is that it is a gift from our Creator and an essential part of our physical and spiritual well-being. That's a day-in-day-out reality.
…but are we listening?
Thinking longer term, however, if we don't strive to protect our natural resources and work towards a sustainable planet, the consequences for our children and grandchildren are dire.
Conservation International gives voice to Nature
Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford, and Ian Somerhalder all joined forces to give nature a voice. Enjoy this first in the series: the voice of Julie Roberts as Mother Nature, courtesy of Conservation International. I've just discovered this amazing series of videos and will be sharing them over the next few weeks.
If you don't want to wait, you can watch the films and take action at http://natureisspeaking.org.
You know I prefer high-minded, positive thinking, but I don't believe we can ignore the core message of this video. Nature will survive human beings, no matter what they do, but human beings may not survive themselves if they don't find a way to live more sustainably.
How seriously you take this message will be reflected in a myriad of everyday choices of what you do, how you live, what you buy, and who you vote for. We can't rely on technology to get us out of this. It will take determination, sacrifice, and commitment.
In spite of my conviction, there are a thousand ways I am wasteful or negligent when it comes to sustainable living, but the best we can do is do better, one day at a time.
Please share ways you've found that can help us all do this better. No idea is too small or inconsequential.