Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy. I think most of us are aware that there is damage being done to the environment though maybe not entirely sure what the causes are. Some people still dismiss the notion of climate change despite weather patterns becoming more and more unpredictable. I, like many people, recycle as much of my household rubbish that I can, in the hope that some of it may be re-used, though I have my suspicions that much of it isn’t or else shipped off at great cost to another country to deal with. I try not to use packaging when shopping, but that is often very difficult to achieve – it’s not like the 1950s when you could nip down to the grocer who would weigh you 4oz loose tea leaves into a brown paper bag. Likewise sugar, flour, slabs of butter and cheese or slices of bacon wrapped in grease-proof paper. Even eggs went into a bag! To be gently carried home.
Some of the ways suggested to lessen our footprint on the world is to eat less meat, plant a tree, use less disposable plastic, buy a hybrid car. We can all do our bit, but is it really going to be enough to save our planet?
Finally a documentary that I saw about China Between Clouds and Dreams is worth viewing if you can (not sure about outside the UK). It is very emotional.
A stunning, intimate series painting a rarely-seen picture of real life in China, interweaving stories of human drama with nature, as the country tries to balance its ambitious future with its ecology