Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day


Today is the Blog Action Day where all bloggers across the land (or the world wide web---sounds MUCH cooler to say) are to write about the current state of the world and us in it.

So I honestly don't dive into the whole earth issues very well. At times I find them boring or just plain confusing.
Sometimes its bad air quality and the next day I'll see some special on TV about how the earth's air is much cleaner then it was 40 yrs ago.

Then its polar bears dying by the hundreds because their ice is melting. And of course, the polar ice caps are melting and land is disappearing because of all the extra water from the ice melting.

The ice is melting due to poor air quality and all the CO2 we're releasing into the air because there are soo many cars on the road and less knowledge about how to conserve. And because there is no teaching on conserving people are just using and using more electricity and water and so on....

But you get the pattern right?

You get that its just the trickle down effect or the domino effect or the cause and effect!

One little ripple eventually becomes a BIG ripple after awhile (see pic above). That one little drop into the pond can eventually flood it if there are enough drops.
Don't we see what we are doing to make changes?
All the small little changes we choose to make as individuals really DO make a difference. Even if you just recycle or use a CFL light bulb in every room in your home--it MAKES a difference. You might not see it, but you do make a difference.
I know that my using a redesigned Swiffer won't change the world. Or using Lunapads! But in the LONG run it will make a difference. If not for anything, it might make a difference in my families health or my own personal health.
Don't give up on your new lifestyle!
Every little bit makes a big difference.
(But could someone please tell that to Puget Sound Energy for me?? Cause I'm tired of wearing clothes that feel like paper cause I hang dry my clothes!!! My electric bill is NOT showing a difference! Sheesh! What's a girl got to do!!!???)

2 comments:

Krissy said...

Everyone can make a difference! And it can be just as simple as changing a light bulb! If you are passionate about stopping global warming and the environment you should check out this website http://www.nvisioncfl.com . Changing to CFLs is a great way for individual people to really make a difference! You should also check out this site http://www.youtube.com/user/helpourworld for more ideas on how to help our world!

kermitjohnson said...

Hi, Marcie,

Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day.

I did not participate.

However, I did write a belated post about an issue that is important to me. As a real estate agent in Minneapolis, I see a lot of people using a product in luxury homes that is very destructive in a number of ways. It may also be contributing to the changes in the environment. Check out this post, please:

Brazilian Teak Floors, Slave Labor, and the Destruction of the Rainforest.

You can find this post at:
http://www.realestatetwincities.net/blog/

Anything you can do to share this link or help promote awareness of this issue will be greatly appreciated. Most luxury home owners are unaware of the environmental and human cost of these products.

Thank you!