This week we are here.
Many of us are preparing for a summer holiday. Take time out from our work routine to leisurely rest in the comforts of home. Travel to a distant place where friends and family gather to relax and play. Embark on an adventure to experience new tastes and sights and sounds.
What is it, exactly, we want to get away from? Where will we go to get there? How far do we have to go to get away from it all? Can we be certain that everything we throw away will be somewhere else?
Every day, we create and throw away mountains of garbage. We build higher smoke stacks so the emissions from our coal plants are carried far away. We create sewage pipes to carry waste far out to sea so it doesn’t drift in to our shore. We allow our marine industry to be fueled by cheap and dirty fuel because no one ever sees it. Now, we are considering pumping carbon dioxide deep into the earth to keep it out of our atmosphere.
Our oceans and landfills are someone’s back yard. We wouldn’t dream of throwing all of our trash in our neighbor’s back yard or at their front door or on our street. Seems that away means we no longer see it and it is no longer our problem. This brings comfort when we buy 1 more bottle of water or soda or tea and a single packet of snacks and a bar of chocolate or pack of candy and carry it away in a bag and toss all that plastic packaging in a plastic-lined rubbish bin when we’re finished.
Plastic is an amazing creation. Because it doesn’t break down, it can reduce our reliance on non-renewable resources by giving us durable, lightweight, waterproof, re-usable storage containers and utensils of all shapes and sizes. Plastic is not the problem. It is our addiction to disposable convenience that is killing us. We have made habits of taking our stuff with us and convincing developing nations to do the same.
Wherever we go, there we are.
Where is away ?
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natural life in the fast lane
Listen to your own heartbeat.
“We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name – we call it recycling.” Neil LaBute
Nature Predicts our Future
If there is a species at risk, it is humanity.
David Suzuki is a world leader in sustainable ecology educates the world about the impact of humans biodiversity : “There has never been, in the 4 billion years that life has existed, a single species able to alter the biological, chemical and physical features of the earth as we are doing now … and we are doing it with the power of our science and technology and our absolutely insatiable consumptive demand. We now are transforming the earth. We have always been a tribal, local species. We’ve never had to worry what that tribe is doing on the other side of that lake or the other side of the mountain or the ocean. We are a local animal. We may have known 200 people in a lifetime and traveled over a few dozens of kilometers. And if we trashed our area, we just moved somewhere else. It’s different now. We’ve filled up the planet. We can’t move somewhere else.”
LINK : David Suzuki Foundation
Campaign to Save China’s Dogs
Hong Kong Dog Rescue requests your help to end China dog culling.
Write a polite letter to the Liaison Office of Central People’s Government HKSAR asking for an immediate stop to the Hanzhong dog cull and an end to cruel dog culls throughout China. Please direct your correspondence to the new Director and ask that the Chinese authorities work with Animals Asia to introduce effective, lasting and humane anti-rabies measures. Find your local embassy address. In Hong Kong you can write to: Peng Qing Hua, Director, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government HKSAR, 160 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong.
A Bridge to the Future
The World March of Peace and non Violence.
This first-ever World March will travel the world asking for the end of wars, the dismantling of nuclear weapons and for an end to all forms of violence – physical, economic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual and psychological. The World March of Peace and non Violence is taking place with activities starting now. We are in the launch stage coordinating the Hong Kong leg. Help us create a peaceful global consciousness. If you would somehow take part in Hong Kong, that would be great.
LINK : Humanist Org
July 9 5:30-7pm > Renewable Energy in China
July 9 7-9pm > STOP! Save HK’s Cats and Dogs – Open Meeting
July 9 7:15-9:30pm > Full Moon Meditation
July 10 2:30-5pm > Regional Forum on Building Design
July 11-12 10am-4pm > Satsang
July 11 2-7pm > House of Light Open Day
July 11 2:30-5:30pm > Positive Thinking
July 11 7-9pm > Dance Matters
July 11 6:30-10pm > How to Attract Prosperity
July 13 9am-7pm > Urban Regeneration Summit
July 13 6:30-8pm > Living Love
July 16 7:15-9:30pm > An Evening of EFT
July 17 6:30-11pm > Geographical Quiz Evening
July 17 7:15-9:00pm > Healing Circle
July 18 2-3:30pm > Stretch Therapy
July 18 6:30-9:00pm > Essential Oil Blending
July 19 12-2pm > Pipe Ceremony
LINK : HK heartbeat calendar
Photo by Kinzie