NOW. Earth is on the verge of death!
NOW. We must grow out of fossil fuel dependency!!
NOW. We must explore and develop other clean energy
sources without giving in to political pressure!!!
Everyone is aware that fossil fuel, such as oil, is the
source of most environmental pollution and will destroy our
planet earth within this century if its use remains unchecked.
But, factually, how many of us feel the urgency and the need to
seriously consider clean energy sources to prevent further
deterioration of our environment and our planet earth? And the
majority of us who do agree that fossil fuel is bad for our
environment are neither willing to change their life style nor
sacrifice their comfort by limiting its usage. On the contrary,
we ask for more, for bigger, for faster, etc. and are suffering
from the MORE-MORE SYNDROME. Many so called self-proclaimed
environmentalists may support environmental protection with
words but communicate more loudly to the contrary through their
deeds. They contribute to the accelerated destruction of the
earth such as by driving gas-guzzling V8-SUV's, don't truly
recycle, and fill up their trash cans on a weekly basis with
"waste" products such paper napkins, paper towels,
paper plates, plastic utensils, etc.
Isn't it scary that we do not realize or acknowledge our
contradictions and inconsistencies? Isn't it a mystery that even
some vegetarians who do not eat meat due to their kindness to
animals can waste our "renewable resources" such as
trees, plants, and flowers? Even a kid knows what paper is made
of and may realize that the life of a tree is sacrificed for a
throwaway piece of paper. Let us all stop and reflect! Are we
using the paper with appreciation and only as necessary?
Unfortunately we cannot live without even indirectly taking the
life of another or affecting its well- being. We are at the top
of the food chain but do not appreciate it and generally behave
with great arrogance towards other species. We do not only
consume to sustain us, but from the viewpoint of natural law,
consume gluttonously. We do not really know anymore when to stop
and how it feels to live with appreciation and gratitude. We
again have to learn how to be satisfied. That is the only way to
prevent the MORE-MORE-SYNDROME so common among us. Environmental
protection must start with us in conservation and wise use of
all natural resources.
*Members at yoyme.com support various environmental
protection groups. Currently we are rallying against Offshore
Oil Drilling and are looking for volunteers who are interested
in supporting this worthy cause. Please contact us using the
If your are interested in Environmental Protection and
conservation of natural resource and want to do more to help,
please also refer to organizations such as: www.sierraclub.org