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...