Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Food for Thought

So a friend of mine posted this article on Facebook and I found it fascinating. I was wondering what my brain trust (read: the 7 people who love me enough to read my blog) think too.

I've been a recycler since Captain Planet. I've used canvas bags for grocery type endeavors since I was 12. I'm a life long environmental enthusiast. I love this planet. I've tried to be responsible with the tiny portion of it that I've been entrusted. If I was a more apt gardener and had a bit of earth to make do with I would grow as much of my food as possible. Perspective is powerful and I think that is what carries most of the weight that this discourse has.

It makes me want to go back to Anthropology. Or rather to it in the first place instead of the hobby that it is.

2 comments:

Nicole said...

I grew up in Oregon, which is pretty much synonymous for tree-hugger. I do what I can to recycle and take care of the earth. Nothing beats a day out in the great outdoors. Captain Planet was such a cool show (which is funny because it was on when I was a teen, and I watched it with my younger siblings) If everything else is going to be on the nostalgia shelf, bring on the Planeteers!

Quixotic Healer said...

I grew up with hardly any TV, so it must have been my mother that taught me to be a bit of an environmentalist. I remember scolding my friends for stepping on some flowers at a service project, feeling guilty every time I didn't recycle....

That article totally BLEW my mind! I realize how little I know, and how much I need to learn.

I hope people don't use his arguments as an excuse to be wasteful and lazy.

(P.S. One of the things I noticed/like about Chris when we were dating was that he was environment conscious)