Is our relationship with the earth dysfunctional?
Over on the brilliant “Not easy to be green” Ailanna has caused quite a stir with her post about the dysfunctional relationship between humans and the planet.
The gist of her post was that humans take much more than they give as shown in one of my favourite all time books, “The Giving Tree”
Reduce footprints has picked up the baton and asked us to spend the week exploring different ways to give back to the planet for our Change the World Wednesday challenge.
We all know we should be reducing our carbon footprint, but how about actually giving something back – do you think it’s possible to become not just carbon neutral, but in credit!?
Some of the suggestions offered are
Volunteering at coastal cleanup days
Picking up litter
Starting a community garden
Volunteering at a farm shop or CSA
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One commenter felt that the reason our relationships with the environment is dysfunctional is because we don’t really get to see the cause and effect of our actions. For instance we toss a coffee cup from the car window and never see it again. We drive places but don’t actually see the pollution. Our waste is taken away and buried or burned – we don’t have to deal with it at home…
I must admit, although I LOVE this challenge and it really speaks to my heart I felt at a loss for what to do. What I decided on was to check out my bee garden and see if it needs some TLC.
If this sounds good to you, check out our bee friendly plants.
So I’m kinda making seed bombs, but I’ll be planting them in my own back yard.
What about you – any ideas for ‘giving back’ to the earth?