Our environment is suffering. We have evidence everywhere in many ways, but the most obvious to me is climate change.
Our atmosphere took millions of years to evolve, resulting in a balance of gases that enabled life to flourish and which we still enjoy today – but for how much longer? There is a certain inertia involved with changing such a huge mass of air, our atmosphere, but in the last 150 years or so we have managed to do that. In what seems a long time to us, but in fact is a very short time compared to the age of the earth, we have altered the natural balance of things. We already see the effects, and I don’t need a scientist to point it out – I can see it for myself. And it’s not just carbon emissions and climate change, it’s a whole raft of other things. It’s all so short-sighted. The way forward is to lead by example, educate the people, and encourage them to make informed decisions about their future and that of future generations.
If you want to make a positive difference now for the environment that will immediately take effect, then try avoiding meat in your diet. Research it – you will see what I mean. If that doesn’t work for you, no problem, there are lots of other things you can do [see “Energy saving tips”].
So do your bit to keep carbon dioxide levels under control:
- Plant more trees (they absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen)
- Generate your own electricity – small wind turbines, solar panels, micro-hydro
- Heat your homes and your water using a sustainable woody biomass
- Reduce your carbon footprint by sourcing things locally, especially food
Do yourself a favour as well:
- Grow some veges at home, and eat them!
- Nourish your body with a sensible diet
- Get some exercise every day
- Smell the roses once and a while, and get some relaxation
- Practice some yoga and meditation