Tuesday, April 22, 2008
being green is always in
if you met me six years ago, you might knew me as an environmentalist rather than a social activist, a blogger or even a bum.
and the feeling is quite nostalgic. since i am currently here in bicol enjoying the rest of my vacation grande, communing with nature and mt. bulusan. hahaha!
anyhow, before i entered college, my activism-life started as green before it became red. i was religiously attending seminars, conferences, activities such as clean drives, tree plantings, eco runs and camps. i even remember one time that i've had the chance to work with some celebrity environmentalists such as chin chin guttierez and roy alvarez.
then when i entered college, i've became more socially inclined. nonetheless, i am proud to say that i was able to carry with me my environmentalist self.
i thought of posting this, because i just noticed that this year's earth day would probably be the most celebrated and recognized specialized day in the world.
when the world ought to celebrate international days or months for the lungs, heart, kidneys and even the prostrate, most people could not be even aware that such exist. thus, my loudest applaud to the various organization that made all of these possible.
well, i wouldn't tackle anything regarding various threats and effects of global warming, illegal logging or being a carnivore for crying out loud because considering the large amount of information that the media has already feeded us, i might bore people with the redundancy of it.
basically, i believe in a different perspective in dealing with environmental issues. although the aims are still in the same advocacy or goal. i believe that by the time human beings has prospered and developed their rationality to intelligence, they have become so human-centered. we have developed science and technology always inclined on our advantage and at the expense of our nature and the billions of other beings just like us who are tenants of the planet.
people should always consider that in everything that we do, we should not only think of the benefits to ourselves as humans.
indeed, life is the survival of the fittest. but how will the process of natural selection takes place if there is no longer any (natural) thing left to perform it?
i also don't want to sound really cheesy or too hard core in dealing with such issues. probably the only thing that i could contribute is for people to understand and comprehend these things to themselves. because at the end of all these, only our selves will be the one that would decide the future of our environment.
have a fruitful earth day!