Greta Thunberg, George Monbiot and Nature Now have created an excellent video on how we must focus on protecting and restoring our natural environments. Fund investment in protecting and restoring nature while reducing/eliminating funding of fossil fuels and the continued extraction and burning of fossil fuels.
Along with using new and innovative technologies to grow our food in ways that use less land while improving yields, restorative agriculture for all crops and putting a priority on keeping our natural environment healthy we can address the climate crisis effectively. Our future is in a healthy, sustainable environment, a just and equitable society for all and making the planet better not worse.
This moment is vital, our choices today and everyday going forward matter. Choose to be net positive in the impact to our planet because net negative, even a little, will eliminate us all.
We have warned you about the destruction of our lands. You must listen before it is too late, says Raoni Metuktire, chief of the indigenous Brazilian Kayapó people
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/02/amazon-destruction-earth-brazilian-kayapo-people
This opinion piece speaks deeply about the Amazon fires and what the western lifestyle is doing to every thing on Earth. We are deeply wrong in how we live and we all need to re-evaluate what life is really about and what really matters. I know I am doing a deep dive into my values and the way I live.
From getting stuck in nets to eating plastic that they think is food, creatures worldwide are dying from material we made.
— Read on www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/plastic-planet-animals-wildlife-impact-waste-pollution/
‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1 – Sustainable Brands 2019 Flagship Conference
— Read on events.sustainablebrands.com/sb19det/round-and-round-we-finally-go-why-i-believe-well-achieve-a-circular-economy-part-1/
Beautiful video on what we have sacrificed in the name of progress and how you can choose to consider a different perspective on how you want to live, be and act in the world. It is never too late to change your life toward one that you direct and find deeply fulfilling. Thoughtful awareness and a commitment to act in faith with what you truly value will create your uniquely beautiful life.
Lots to read and resources to explore.
UN Environment today released its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting the organization’s work on issues from fighting pollution of the air and sea to helping nations meet their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
— Read on www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/un-environment-releases-2018-annual-report
As we move through our days, weeks, months, and years that make up our life’s journey it is important to take time to be grateful for the people in our lives, the lessons we learn, the beauty that surrounds us, and the very fact that we woke up today and have another opportunity to be the very best version of our self.
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I have been absent from this site for a while, all of 2018 to be exact, and I have missed posting. I will be active throughout 2019 and hope that those of you who follow this site will return to check it out again and I look forward to new people finding their way to the site. My ultimate goal has not changed – to highlight positive news, information, trends, and ideas in the area of sustainability, spiritual ecology, Fair Trade, social justice, and living in alignment with the natural world for a healthy planet and all species.
My goal for 2019 though is to follow Brene Brown’s very inspiring words above to ensure that I keep my values as the guiding principle of all my actions. When we follow our values, the ones that are true to us and in alignment with our deepest self, we will always make the correct choice for ourselves and bring our best to the situation. Regret occurs when we have acted out of alignment with who we are, is not present or aware, and does not bring harmony. As noted it takes Courage to have Integrity but life is small when we do not act with courage and integrity. Another favourite quote for me is “Life expands or contracts in proportion to one’s courage” by Anais Nin. Both of these women provide words of wisdom for what we need to do and what the world needs in 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!