Posts Tagged ‘future’
Reblogged from Living Simply Free
Some say it’s not too late to save the environment but we have only four options. What do you think? I believe to save the environment we will need to do even more.
This is my 100th Monday Moaning…
Nobody does Nuthin’!
There is so much crap out there and it appears as though nobody is doing anything because things are just getting worse.
It doesn’t matter whether it is the climate, global warming, CO2 emissions, pollution, GMOs, industrial and agricultural poisons, BPA, just to name a few.
We have become complacent.
Isn’t life worth fighting for? Have we all rolled over and are playing dead?
Daily, I read the news, the more I read, the more despondent I become. I am at the tail end of life, soon it won’t matter for me, but I am leaving children and grandchildren who are going to pay for our collective apathy.
The people who generally read this blog are not included in the apathetic, they try in big and small ways. But the people who should be in control are the apathetic ones, the politicians, the governments, the media, the organisations who are there to protect us, and they are not.
When are we the people going to take our power back?
Because if we don’t, there’s going to be a lot more suffering in the future, your children, your grandchildren.
While this particular project is not for housing, it could be the blueprint for future housing, move house, just get up and go, take it with you.
You can read about this project on: inhabitat
This week has been rough so far. Sunday night I received that most dreaded of all phone calls from my brother in New Zealand; our mother had died two hours earlier (Monday morning NZT). There is a brief post on my Life blog.
Finally, after many false starts, I managed to get my ‘new’ fridge.
The old is relegated to the garage where, should it be needed, it will serve as a beer fridge.
The new fridge is installed, and today received its first load from the supermarket.
The Fridge, the final in the saga.
Looks terrible, but the dirt is not a lack of cleanliness, rather the remains of adhesive. The previous owners had covered it.
There, isn’t that a beauty? Economic power usage, frost free, no more polar bears lurking in the kitchen at night.
From last week’s CTWW, I took my own advice and reinstalled Thunderbird to seriously get over the problem of ‘the cloud’.
While there are some who would call me a ‘conspiracy theorist’ I do seriously believe that cloud computing is a threat to us all and among the steps necessary for global control; while most just see it as a dandy innovation. So a new item on my list, and another green tick.
#1 :: A new fridge to reduce the electricity gobbling monster I have currently. – √
#2 :: Change the element in the shower head. The current one only works on Low and Off, which is good for saving energy, but the with winter only a few months away, when the water is intolerably cold, I do like a Hot shower in the winter. I have the element, it’s in the little white plastic bag in the ‘tooly’ section of my junk drawer. It’s been there for a few months now… procrastination.
#3 :: Reinstall Thunderbird and take control of my correspondence again. – √
#4 :: I haven’t got a four yet.
Okay, on with this week’s CTWW.
This week’s challenge is taking some overt action over a very important issue – FRACKING
While fracking appears to be a wonderful solution to our/the world’s fossil fuel problem, or so the corporations and governments would have us believe, it is one of the most dire threats to us and the environment that exist.
This week, sign NRDC’s letter to President Obama asking him to protect us from dangerous fracking. You’ll find it HERE. This letter is appropriate for everyone and can be signed by people worldwide. However, if fracking takes place in your country and you’d rather contact your officials, the following information may help:
If you’d rather not sign an online letter/petition, please contact your local officials about fracking and let them know how you feel. If fracking isn’t an issue in your area, consider contacting your officials regarding an issue which concerns you about the environment.
Petitions don’t work for me, because most of the ‘log-in’ pages for petitions will not accept Brazilian the address system and my entries are rejected.
But as my part of the challenge, I urge you to take part; and the links below are to posts that I have written/posted on the subject. If you are unsure about fracking, or undecided on the issue, then have a look to get an idea of the disasterous consequences of this process from hell.
Oh you don’t know about the infernal implications, then watch this video clip of the very devil in your kitchen.
I haven’t written/mentioned fracking because it’s a fun thing to do. If I consider that it’s worth spending the time to open the debate, then you should too; because it’s your future, and the future of the generations to come, if the generations to come are to have a future.