The average person recognizes that the world is in dire straits when we hear reports of pipelines exploding, droughts, water being contaminated, accidents where thousands of gallons of oil are dumped into our waterways, species becoming extinct, increased cancer rates. Need I say more?
It can be easier to go about our lives “business as usual,” leaving the advertisers, politicians and industries to supervise themselves. In the comfort of our daily lives it is easy to forget that this beautiful earth is being devastated and many individuals are suffering the harmful effects of our “business as usual.”
What will our children and children’s children say about us and our choices that affect their future, their way of life? Why do we think we deserve to use and destroy so much for our comfort? Don’t we owe it to others to do our best to protect and conserve these finite resources? Wouldn’t it be easier to make changes now, rather than later when even more is destroyed and the carbon fuels are gone.
Is this the legacy you want to leave? We are all responsible. Step up to the plate and take action. There is plenty to do at all levels. None of us is too busy or too important that we are exempt from this responsibility. Each one of our voices makes a difference.
You can start by signing the petition that is circulating to get the fracking issue on the ballot so the residents in Michigan can decide if we want fracking and the disposal of its waste in our state. I am helping collect signatures.
Contact me at email@example.com or LetsBanFracking.org
Karen Fifelski, Hopkins