April 22, 2011
Our planet is made up of a delicate balance of living things- trees, flowers, bears, birds, humans, dolphins, coral, puppies- just to name a few of my favorites. When these things start to disappear it is not mother earth that will be crying, it will be me, it will be your grandchild who visits a polar bear in the zoo and wonders why they only exist in enclosures or her grandchild who looks at pictures of gorillas and wonders why they only exist in the photographs. Humans are pretty amazing at adapting. We have evolved these amazing large brains which allow us to make complex decisions and change the world around us for our own benefit. We all learn about moderation in our lives- too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. Well right now we as a species have just about too much everything, too much excess and not enough conservation. The earth will not weep because there is no more panda bear, but your kids sure will.
We can all make little changes like using energy efficient light bulbs, buying local food, carpooling to work or buying organic clothing. I promise it’s easy to make these small changes. To read more about ways you can help out check out some of my favorite charities: NRDC, WWF, IUCN, and The Nature Conservancy.
And now please enjoy some pictures of animals that I love and will selfishly miss if we keep making earth an inhospitable environment.