Share Your World – Week of April 25, 2022 Being Kind to Mother Earth


In your opinion, how are we affecting our planet?

There are so many things affecting the planet right now and almost all of it is human caused. Too many to be named.

What solutions would you offer to stem the multiple problems we face vis a vis the destruction of our planet home?

I don’t know if there is an overnight solution or even a solution to the problems we are facing at all. It’s becoming more populated as we speak – a person dies while another is born (as the saying goes). Unless we humans become extinct overnight and let Mother Nature take reins of the civilizations we’ve built, there is no solution than to continue to do our roles to leave as small as a footprint during our existence on Earth.

Do you think it’s already too late and we could just do exactly as we’re doing now and things would turn out the very same?

Who knows?

Part of me thinks we’re too late because I feel like there’s not enough people in the world who are willing to do what it takes to preserve the environment. Like the people in my family, who insist on eating meat each meal, who doesn’t care how many animals and sea creatures get slaughtered along the way. I feel like there way too many people like that in the world right now and if these continues, I’m not seeing a good outcome for this planet.

Do you participate in things like “Arbor Day” (a U.S. Holiday dedicated to planting new trees) or Earth Day or Earth Month?

I do not celebrate any of those days. I think we should all live every day like it’s Arbor Day or Earth Day and not just on a particular day.

Is any of it important in the ‘Big Picture’?

Of course! It’s the domino effect. What we do now affects the future.

GRATITUDE SECTION

What can you personally do to participate in the “Clean Earth” movement?

I grow my own food, even through the winter. That black container near the upper left of the photo, that’s been my veggie supply over the winter. One can grow quite a bit in these fabric pots.

I’m also composting a lot of my food and garden wastes to help the landfill. I’ve also been trying to reduce the garbage accumulation in the house but there’s no convincing mom of doing that. She laughed at me when I told her what I’m doing, calling me a silly fool.

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13 thoughts on “Share Your World – Week of April 25, 2022 Being Kind to Mother Earth

  1. I wish I could grow my own produce but the animals won’t let me. 😔

    But I do pick up litter that I see in my neighborhood and recycle on a daily basis. They are about to start recycling food waste for compost in our county and I will be participating in that. I just have to find the composting bags for the bin…

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    1. Oh no!
      I feel fortunate to live in an area where animals don’t come to bother my garden. The only annoying creature I’ve encountered are birds who like to dig up the flower bulbs and eat my strawberries. I’m hoping to change that this year.

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  2. Thanks Yinglan for Sharing Your World! You do have a green thumb! What a lovely way to give back and not over consume too! Your philosophy is sound, despite what your mother may say (IMO). I’d love to compost, it would be good for my flower garden I’m sure, but I have no viable space to start such a pile, and there are rats out here in the rurals, so it’s probably not a good idea. Plus I don’t consume the right kinds of foods for such an endeavor. No excuses. We all need to get in the habit of using conservatively and as my grandmother did, using ALL of the vegetable or fruit that we eat, composting what we can’t use, and producing less garbage at the end. She put out a small sized (pint maybe sometimes a quart) cardboard milk container each week as her trash. Those pioneers knew a thing or two about how it would be good for us to live today! Wonderful post! Have a peaceful week!

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    1. I actually hope to get a proper compost bin real soon. Right now, I’m just using a fabric pot to compost and before that, I used a large nursery container. I mostly put plant trimming like leaves and branches in there. Food-wise, I just put eggshells that’s been cleaned, dried, and crushed and coffee grounds. I’m fortunate I haven’t had too many problems other than getting a few annoying lectures from mom about how my composting is making her sick, which is preposterous since she’s nowhere near the darn thing. *sigh*
      Have a great weekend.

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    2. As individual consumers, too many of us still recklessly behave as though we’re inconsequentially dispensing our non-biodegradable waste into a black-hole singularity, in which it’s compressed into nothing. I, myself, notice every time I discard of trash, I receive a reactive Spring-cleaning-like sense of disposal satisfaction. It’s like it can always somehow be safely absorbed into the air, water, and land (i.e. out of sight, out of mind).

      I’ll never forget the astonishingly short-sighted, entitled selfishness I observed about five years ago, when a TV news reporter randomly asked a young urbanite wearing sunglasses what he thought of government restrictions on disposable plastic straws. “It’s like we’re living in a nanny state,” he retorted with a snort, “always telling me what I can’t do.”

      Astonished by his shortsighted little-boy selfishness, I wondered whether he’d be the same sort of individual who’d likely have a sufficiently grand sense of entitlement — i.e. ‘Like, don’t tell me what I can’t waste or do, dude!’ — to permit himself to now, say, deliberately dump a whole box of unused straws into the nearest waterbody, just to stick it to the authorities who’d dare tell him that enough is enough with our gratuitous massive dumps of plastics into our oceans.

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  3. Every day of the year desperately needs to be World Earth Day — but a serious effort rather than just brief news-media tokenism. Clearly, too many mainstream-news-media CEOs and senior editors remain unfazed by manmade global warming and its resultant extreme weather events.

    And it’s not just Fox News but rather pretty much the entire mainstream news-media spectrum that are complicit — especially in regards to human-created climate change.

    In an interview with the online National Observer (posted Feb.12, 2019), Noam Chomsky noted that while the mainstream news-media, including The New York Times, do publish stories about man-made global warming, “It’s as if … there’s a kind of a tunnel vision — the science reporters are occasionally saying ‘look, this is a catastrophe,’ but then the regular [non-environmental pro-fossil fuel] coverage simply disregards it.” …

    Particularly disturbing was an editorial a local newspaper (The Surrey Now-Leader) printed, headlined “Earth Day in need of a facelift”. It opined that “some people would argue that [the day of environmental action] … is an anachronism,” that it should instead be a day of recognizing what we’ve societally accomplished. “And while it [has] served us well, in 2017, do we really need Earth Day anymore?” (?!?!)

    Varied lengths of the same editorial, unfortunately, was also run by some sister newspapers, all owned by the same news-media mogul who also happens to be an aspiring oil refiner.

    Until reading this, I had never heard anyone, let alone a mainstream news outlet, suggest we’re doing so well as to render Earth Day an unnecessary “anachronism”. Considering the sorry state of the planet’s natural environment, I still find it one of the most absurd and irresponsible acts of editorial journalism I’ve witnessed in my 35 years of news consumption.

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