Thursday, April 22, 2010

just another earthling.

Like all other creatures living on earth, today I celebrate "Earth Day" the best way we all know how. We say "happy earth day!" to each other and all the other celebratory terms and things that go along with it. What does today actually mean? Why can't "Earth Day" be everyday? The awareness of being more "earth-friendly" has dramatically increased throughout the years specially now that this place we call "home" has had some serious troubles and are being ever-so-present in our lives. Global warming isn't the only subject that causes worry but it certainly is real and not sure it's getting any better. However, I do believe there is definite acknowledgement throughout but not enough to reverse the already present state we all find ourselves in. We are all in this together good or bad, it's how we manage to make things a bit better step by step or by making huge dramatic steps, anything helps I suppose. I have a list of things that I have changed in my life throughout the years that are completely different from the counter-productive and eco-damaging things I was brought up with unknowingly, of course. Awareness, changes, action, and doing it over and over again as much and as long as we can. Not sure things are irreversible but they can surely be better.

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.  -Robert Orben

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth.  We are all crew.  -Marshall McLuhan, 1964

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  
-Native American Proverb

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.  -Dennis Gabor, 
Inventing the Future, 1963

1 comment:

  1. Wow, inspiring and beautiful photos! They really exemplify the message of the quotations.