November 13, 2006

The ice is still thinning

Just a reminder, courtesy of CNN:

TORONTO, Ontario (Reuters) -- Aboriginal communities in Ontario's far north are becoming increasingly isolated as rising temperatures melt their winter route to the outside world and impede their access to supplies.

"The ice doesn't have its solid blue color anymore," said Stan Beardy, the grand chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents Ontario's remote First Nations. "It's more like Styrofoam now, really brittle."

"With the toxic waste moving north, and global warming, we don't have that solid ice anymore, and that's why we have problems with winter roads when it's mild."

Now that AL Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, is coming out on DVD we better pass it around and keep the focus on this global issue. There's no excuse! From personal experience, I collect contless bags of recyclable materials that would have otherwise been sent to a landfill and take the time to make sure they don't. I also refuse to participate in funding the Big cattle industry that heavily pollutes for the sake of steak and burgers (read: I'm vegetarian). Like Ghandi said, "BE the change that you wish to see in the world".

It starts with you.

Being an example for change speaks louder than preaching for change. Change your life today, start recycling, conserving, and being conscious of the "footprint" you're leaving on this earth. Others will follow your lead, I guarantee it!


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