Priorities and Political Systems

“No piecemeal solution is going to prevent the collapse of whole societies and ecosystems … a radical re-thinking of our values, priorities and political systems is urgent.”
Maude Barlow

Picture of a compost bin
Compost bin,  provided by Keep Mobile Beautiful,  located at Government St. United Methodist Community Garden also known as The Bee Hive

While there are many groups and organizations making laudable efforts to model and advocate for sound environmental practices supporting Earth’s sustainability,  government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior,  are being undermined  by economic greed and  hubris. These agencies, managed by officials placed by the current administration,  are charged with reversing laws and regulations protecting the environment as well as public health.   Degradation of the environment, destruction of America’s natural wonders, and threats to public health  can be halted if citizens speak out against these atrocities.  Citizens should voice their concerns to  local and state elected officials including those serving in the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Links for those currently serving at the national level are listed below.

US Senate 

US House of Representatives by Zipcode

Upon identification of  the representative,  execute a search for his/her email address.  The  Alabama First District  representative is Bradley Byrne. Click here for his email address.

Please read a recent article by NPR (National Public Radio) highlighting one activity by EPA officials that should be of concern to everyone breathing air and consuming seafood.  “… Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Too Costly, Not ‘Necessary’

The time to act is now!

A View From The Top

“We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems. ” ~Janet Holmes à Court

 

Mornings At Cheaha

 

All of this natural splendor  will disappear if we continue in our failure to live lightly upon the Earth.   Our grandchildren should be able to share with their grandchildren the magnificence of this planet.  Teach by example to your offspring the value of: Refuse, Reuse, and Recycle.

Start by refusing single use plastics.

  • Bring your own shopping bags.
  •  Do you really need a straw?????
  • Invest in a reusable water bottle.
  • You know all those sugary soft drinks aren’t good for you anyway!