Make a commitment to plant a tree and make a difference in your own world!
“Trees are a vital organ of our planet and our survival. Our forests control climate, cycle water, protect soil, store carbon, supply medicine and most importantly produce more than 40 percent of the world’s oxygen. Currently, trees cover approximately 31 percent of the earth. They are home to up to 90 percent of the world’s land-based biodiversity and half of all known species live in tropical forests. Indigenous peoples around the world rely on forests for housing and food, while the developing world relies on forests for a range of products.” http://therevolutionmovie.com/index.php/open-your-eyes/deforestation/intro/
Recently an interview with David Suzuki was published in one of our local free magazines “Common Ground” on Environmental Issues. This should be of concern for every Canadian. I was shocked to learn that Canada has become the world leader in pristine deforestation. And even more shocked to learn that ” The right to live in a healthy environment is recognized by more than 110 nations – but not Canada.” as stated by David Suzuki. I do agree with Suzuki that this should be of utmost importance to every Canadian. We live in one of the largest countries in the world with the most fresh water yet cannot drink it without adding chemicals to kill the bacteria and parasites that industrialization has added. In essence it has become a catch 22 situation. Where we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. I believe the earth provides everything we need for health and happiness…without the chemicals. Please stand up for Canada and your quality of life. Write your member of parliament, grow some of your own food organically, plant a tree, join your local garden club, volunteer at your local community garden, support organic farmers, buy local, compost your kitchen scraps and recycle everything possible and above all else educate yourself on what is going on in your community and your country before it is too late to turn back! Please be part of the solution and do what you can to create positive change!