Environment and Conservation. Two words that cause different reactions depending on which side of the debate you fall on. Surely, by now with all the scientific evidence and ecological weather events that we all have experienced,there should be little doubt that there is a Global Climate Problem that needs to be addressed as we speak.
Many researchers are documenting and collating information and now it's time to implement the solutions. I've always pondered ideas about how we can reduce wasted consumption in mass quantity even though I still need to be more conscious of the climate. Once, I even drew out plans and researched machines to reduce aluminum that was user friendly to the public. Maybe I'll patent it one day.
The point is that we need fresh and new ideas of innovation to combine with scientific research in the same room and remove the red tape and enclosed categorized boxes that stifle creativity and the ideas of change. We are reminded of the oil spills that continue to happen and I recall the time I spent living in San Pedro, California where many Marine Mammals including Sea Lions suffered deaths due to the domoic poisoning off the Los Angeles County California Coast due to lack of facilities and expertise. Those heroic Marine Biologist and Sea life workers who cared for these animals were apart of the Whale Rescue Team. It was sad to see and my middle son had an eye opening experience as he learned first hand in his classroom lesson to protect the environment during California history week and on a field trip to San Juan Capistrano. Of course it helped that his 4th grade teacher was married to a Marine Biologist so the students learned all sorts of information and empathy for the suffering of animals and the environment. My son was nervous about going on the field trip because he thought a California Bear which is on the State Seal was going to eat him on the hiking part of the trip. I assured him even though I was nervous myself that he would come back in one piece and he did.
Unfortunately, Coast across the United States and around the world are not being protected as they could be from environmental hazards or human suffering lest we forget the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and many other man made and natural disasters that the world could do without.
I have been listening to singer Marvin Gaye's music and the songs that inspired the 80's is applicable to the year 2010. I like mostly all of his music and on an environmental note, I have been vibing to the songs "Mercy, Mercy Me" and "What's Going On." Very relevant and socially conscious music that was ahead of it's time.
Certainly addressing changes in the way we consume, live and take care of the earth is a complex issue but we must begin to put the plan in action in each phase to begin the process of making progress towards solutions and the educational awareness and spiritual reckoning of this God given planet that we share.
Inspirational Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ97jPY9ejs
Or you can view the video clip on You Tube under Mercy,Mercy Me and
What Going On? Marvin Gaye, 1980's Live Concert at Jazz Festival Montreux.
Let Your Inner Voice Rise-
Gloria J Harden-Bailey