Ted Talk by Allan Savory
You may be surprised at this person’s simple but powerful approach to the world’s environmental problems.
Allan Savory is not the most energetic speakers and he takes a while to get to showing you the results of his approach but I was amazed at what he has accomplished and far reaching the implications for the world.
With practically NO COST or technological change - he predicts we could get carbon levels back to per-industrial levels.
Being a vegetarian and knowing how meat production produces more carbon emissions than all the cars and trucks in the world, I was expecting him to explain how we need to stop raising livestock. His answer is just the opposite and he seems to have the research and results to back him up.
Before man took over much the planet it was covered in lush grasslands and inhabited by herds of animals who lived together in what we would consider overgrazing conditions. It turns out this overgrazing is the perfect recipe for the health of the soil and thus the plant foods that can grow it it!
Keep in mind that he is NOT talking about turning productive farm land into grazing. He is not talking about increasing in any way the modern livestock industry in western nations.
This means that in western urban lifestyle situations it is still a great (and perhaps necessary) idea to reduce meat consumption and increase vegetable growth in our back yards ect.
What do you think about this?
We ‘get’ to live on this planet called earth which makes every day an earth day.
Our earth is a vast expanse of water, prairies, mountains and dry desserts filled with life. All of this with the back drop of the ever changing sky (sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, the moon, stars and northern lights). Our beautiful earth!
I am in awe of what happens on this earth and grateful to get to live here. Read the rest of this entry »
What can I say that hasn’t already been said, a thousand times, and a thousand times better? I can only add my voice to the growing litany of those who are struggling to save and protect the Ocean from the ravages of ‘civilization.’ The forces that are hell-bent on destroying the planet seem beyond the reach of reasoned argument, and nearly free of regulation. Read the rest of this entry »
Earth Day Special
by Carla Janzen
As a child I remember our family being very thrifty with water. I have great memories of going to my Grandmother’s house in the 50’s. Bath night was quite a ritual of events. My Mom and Aunt’s would pump water at the kitchen sink, heat it up on the stove and haul it to the big ole claw legged tub. We had a rotation of youngest to oldest and I was often the winner of first place. With each new person bathing more hot water was added to the tub. At the end of the evening the water was hauled out to water the garden, trees or the ditch.