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Archive for the ‘Think GREEN’ Category

One Million Trees For Ethiopia

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Gashaw Tahir, an American citizen, returned to his birth country of Ethiopia to find the green hills that surrounded his home eroded and ruined due to deforestation. So he decided to do something extraordinary: Plant one million trees.

The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes

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Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992

World leaders are still destroying the planet for capitalist greed. We have no future unless we change ASAP. We need a GREEN revolution NOW!

 

Cree Indian Wisdom

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When the last tree is cut down
The last river poisoned
The last fish caught,
Then only will man discover
That he can not eat money.

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August 24, 2008 at 12:59 am

The Ten Commandments of Mother Earth

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I. Thou shalt love and honour the Earth for it blesses thy life and governs thy survival.

II. Thou shalt keep each day sacred to the Earth and celebrate the turning of its seasons.

III. Thou shalt not hold thyself above other living things nor drive them to extinction.

IV. Thou shalt give thanks for thy food, to the creatures and plants that nourish thee.

V. Thou shalt educate thy offspring for multitudes of people are a blessing unto the Earth when we live in harmony.

VI. Thou shall not kill, nor waste Earth’s riches upon weapons of war.

VII. Thou shalt not pursue profit at the Earth’s expense but strive to restore its damaged majesty.

VIII. Thou shalt not hide from thyself or others the consequences of thy actions upon the Earth.

IX. Thou shalt not steal from future generations by impoverishing or poisoning the Earth.

X. Thou shalt consume material goods in moderation so all may share the Earth’s bounty.

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August 24, 2008 at 12:55 am

Stuffed and Starved – Raj Patel

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In Stuffed and Starved, Raj Patel lists 10 changes we must make to make a difference in the world.

 

1. Transform our tastes – don’t eat processed food, eat slowly, prepare your own food, and savour it.
2. Eat locally and seasonally. 
3. Eat agroecologically — try to eat food grown in harmony with its local environment, learn about your local environment and grow your own food.
4. Support locally owned business.
5. All workers have the right to dignity — freedom to organize and work without persecution.
6. Profound and comprehensive rural change — build rural areas with economic opportunities and a quality of life that attracts families.
7. Living wages for all.
8. Support for a sustainable architecture of food — rethink open space and sprawl as we develop.
9. Snapping the food system’s bottleneck — among other things, end subsidies to agribusiness, aggressively police their monopolies and tax processed food to a level where it reflects the harm it does.
10. Owning and providing restitution for the injustices of the past and present — that rich countries of the Global North such as Britain forgive debts and pay reparations to countries exploited in the Global South.

Written by Tseday

August 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm