Apart from being a nerd and/or a geek, I have to admit to being an “Eco-Fanboy”
What do I mean? Well being of a primarily technical bent, working in a profession that until recently required me to be tethered to a building with network access, and working for companies who think IT staff should be neither heard nor seen (Especially not seen!), I don’t actually get outdoors much…
I have been greatly interested in many facets of “eco-friendly” behaviour and knowledge since I was about 10 years old. I recall reading one of Dad’s chemistry books; particularly the preface which was more a discourse on the scientific method and how it should be applied to discover causes, effects, and an understanding of processes. In this preface, it used an example of over-watering a lawn and the resultant exodus of the worms into surrounding areas. I’m a little fuzzy on the exact interpretation of the example, but it was 20 years ago and I was only 10 😀
The point (yes, I have one) is that I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to over-water their lawn and disturb all those helpful worms!
(OFF TOPIC: Kim has just revealed that she doesn’t read this blog and “didn’t even know how to get to it” … !!! Hmph!)
Recently it seems more and more people are catching on that “all that hippy crap” is really about the future of the Earth [Insert Hitch-Hikers-Guide Earth explosion scene here] and everyone on it.
It’s only taken constant effort by multitudes of individuals, associations, corporations, and governments and 30 years to get this far.
It’s a totally over-worked cliche, but I think it bears repeating:
“YOU have to power to change the world for the better.”
and to partner that:
“If you’re not with us, you’re against us.”