We’re All CONNECTED!
Though it’s not always apparent, everything on the planet is in relationship with everything else – the cities, the forests, the ocean, the air. Everything. When something happens to one, it affects everyone and everything, nearby and far away – for good or for bad. When something is unhealthy – a smoking factory, a contaminated stream, a strip-mined mountain – everything and everyone around it also suffers, and our most vulnerable neighbors suffer the most.
Look at how you are connected to the world around you. What can you do today to build a more positive connection?
- Buy local products to reduce gas emissions caused by transporting products to distant markets.
- Plant a tree or flowers in your neighborhood, school, or workplace.
- Don’t throw trash in public places. Hold onto your garbage until you find a trash can.
- Calculate your carbon footprint. Measure the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere because of your own food, energy and transportation use – then change your habits, in large or small ways, to reduce your footprint.
How did you live “We’re all connected”?
The Earth Cube – ‘We’re All CONNECTED!’ it told me after rolling it today. I realized that I have been leaving my lights on when I leave the house, and so I went around and turned them off before going out for the evening. I even shut down my computer. What I do really does affect others!(Nairobi, Kenya)
Today on my way to school I found trash and water bottles in the parking lot. I picked up the trash and threw it in the trash can and the water bottle I recycled it in the recycling bin in our school.(California, U.S.A)
I recycled because I realized that little things like that have an effect on all of us.(California, U.S.A.)
I smiled and tried to get rid of the grudge i had with my neighbors and i feel healthier physically and emotionally.(California, U.S.A.)
Ogni settimana preparo con i miei genitori dei pacchi di vestiti vecchi da donare agli altri attraverso il servizio della Caritas. [Every week I prepare with my parents packages of old clothes to give to others through the service of Caritas.](Jose, Brescia, Italy)