A cry for change in the way we treat our earth
By Oxana Tsirelman, Online Editor
The day after tomorrow might be closer than we think. That’s a terrifying thought, I know, but that doesn’t stop it from being the truth. Everything you do affects the environment, directly and indirectly. This raises an important question: why are we doing this? What could possibly be more important than the earth, the source of life itself, the very thing that sustains us all? That’s what I’m going to find out.
We’re consumers. You might even call us tornadoes because we destroy everything in our path. Offices use up a large volume of paper, which only kills trees; the main source of clear pure oxygen we have. In 1997, British Columbia timber scout Grant Hadwin cut off a 300 old legendary Sitka spruce tree with a chainsaw in a so called environmental protest! Not only was this tree a tourist attraction and a scientific fascination, it was also sacred to the Haida people and it was loved by local loggers.
The time will come where we will be punished for our crimes against nature.
What is it exactly that makes us do these things? Power? Greed? The desire for control? The time will come where we will be punished for our crimes against nature. When that day comes, we will be sorry for the damage that we caused, but it will be too late. A large part of me knows that we deserve it.
The growth of home based businesses has a bigger impact than we realize. In fact, online editorial EditorialToday.com asserts that “Industries have grown up around home based business products and services and long time industries have changed their formats to embrace these ever-increasing home based entrepreneurs.”
The agricultural and tourism industry is also being affected by our crimes against nature. The agriculture industry is especially important to our lives; where do you think our food comes from?
“Climate change is at the core of what we are as a business, and if we are not dealing with and addressing these issues, then we are sleeping,” adds Spier sustainable development director Tanner Methvin.
Spier also set in place environmental goals to deal with the climate change. More time must be focused on energy, water and biodiversity. These efforts must then transcend towards a bigger goal. It is also noteworthy that environmental goals are not separate from financial goals.
Methvin determines that “Business needs to regear how it functions. Spier has identified its role locally and globally, and is determined to build innovative models of how business and development can succeed in harmony with our ecology and society.”
Who do we think we are to damage the Earth? We’re playing God with our lives! We’re playing God with the lives of all the living and non living entities that roam this planet! If we keep this up, we’re going to lose everything.
Actions have consequences. Whatever WE do, there are consequences for it, and we pay the price. Someway, someday, everything will come out. We will see exactly what affects our actions have on the world around us. I’m crying out because I see the first wave hitting us, metaphorically speaking. Eventually we will be all blood and ashes if we continue to be destructive.
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