Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day




 We dont wanna get real preachy, but if we use this planet up, we cant jus move down the street, ya know?

It used ta be that iffen ya fouled the stream, ya just moved upstream an efrythin was OK.  But what do ya do when ya get ta the top of the stream?

Ayla:  Ya gotta have a clean litterbox...

Iza:  Ya gotta have a clean water bowl...

The Big Thing:  You have to have a clean planet... A planet where the network of living things that support us, and exist in their own right, can not only survive, but thrive.  Where we understand that we are predators, but can stop short of killing off our food sources.  You don't have to be a vegan to understand that food is not limitless.  You don't have to be a genious to accept that there is a limit to the number of seats on the train.  That there is a limit on how much ancient energy we can take out before we have to use renewable energy sources.  That we have to advance beyond the easy energy sources we have depended on in the past.  That we have to pay the cost of energy sources that will last and not damage our world.  That we should recognize that the cost of alternate energy sources will EVENTUALLY be less than the old ones.  That it will benefit us to move to those new energy sources quickly.

Ayla:  That it is better ta pee in the woods than use the scoopable litterbox.

Iza:  That it is better ta have water clean enough ta drink from streams than ta filter it through machines.

The Big Thing:  That we use our brains to develop energy sources that are plentiful and renewed daily, like the Sun, and wind, and gravity.  And learn how to have fewer of us using that energy.  And to not waste what we have.  And to learn that technology is wonderful but that we sometimes use it wastefully but we can use it to reduce wasting resources...

15 comments:

Karen Jo said...

This is a great post for Earth Day.

Simba said...

Terrific Earth Day post. What you say is all so true. We are going to try harder than ever.

Alasandra said...

Very good post. We are trying to do our part. Although for some reason Mommy gets annoyed when we use the flowerbeds as a litterbox. We was just fertilizing them and saving the scoopable litter at the same time. ~AFSS

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Earth Day, furiends!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Earth Day friends ~ we do everything we can to support the Earth. Mom won't buy anything in "heavy" packaging 'cos she's green. And she NEVER, I repeat NEVER uses plastic carrier bags ~ she always takes her own shoppers wiv her.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Amen.
And we like that part about peeing in the woods, Ayla. Very ecology- minded.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Very nice. Now if only we can get the large corporations working a bit harder...

Katnip Lounge said...

Great Post! Our Mommy works in water treatment and she is a big proponent of recycling and conservation.
xx Lounge Kats

Brian said...

That was so cool, not to mention correct...we best take care of what we got fur sure!

Baby Patches said...

Happy Earth Day! Pawsome post furriends!

Purrrrrrrrrrrs

Jacqueline said...

We are always impressed by TBT, who does so much on a daily basis to protect and help the environment...And we can all do little things everyday to help...Happy Earth Day friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I 'greez with all that stuff TBT said.

I'll try to get mom to do better too.

Cory said...

Happy Earth Day! You are inspiring us to do more!

Lone Star Purrs said...

In response to y'alls comment on owr bloggie....Kiara like ta sleep between Mommas' knees. It's kinda hard ta move 14 lbs of dead weight! Meeko doesn't usually sleep on the bed at night if'n Daddy's home. Don't know why.
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We think this was a great post! It made us think a lot! Our mom tries to be green when she can - we recycle and we turn off things like power strips when they aren't needed. We do have to say that peeing in the woods doesn't really appeal to us but we do think the woods should stay woods and not be turned into houses and shopping centers!