Have you noticed how this world is facing many serious problems?
We pollute our waterways and the air, we cut down native forests and not just in the Amazon! We use harsh chemicals when we grow our food and crops. There are serious oil spills in the Mexican Gulf. The planet is warming up, oil is running out. Whales regularly strand themselves on our beaches. Bees are having a tough life with exotic mites and imported diseases. Birds, lizards, plants and frogs are going extinct, one-by-one. Wetlands disappear and humans get more and more diseases. I reckon you can make the list much longer than I can!
What does all of this mean? What does it tell us?
You know, I reckon we’ve forgotten how to look after our planet; it’s just as if we’ve lost the operating manual for our Earth.
What’s probably just as important for us in New Zealand is that we have forgotten how to live with Nature and how to love Nature in Aotearoa.
September 12-19 is Conservation Week
This is our chance to put our thinking caps on and come up with solutions to our problems. What can we do?
What can each-and-everyone-of-us do to make New Zealand (and the planet) a better place to live and to love?
During Conservation Week I’ll be blogging quite a bit with you folk, so let’s see if we can turn the tide. You can even blog with me live from school.
Look forward to chatting with all of you!
Ruud (the Bugman) Kleinpaste