Moving Day and Earth Hour

Tonight, Earth Hour will take place from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. As we turn off our lights and light a candle or two instead, to bunker down with a good book. Also take a look at your local book store and library for a selection of books that may help inspire you to help change the planet!

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Until the humans…

Socialism is good…Until the Humans get involved.

Religion is good…Until the Humans get involved.

The planet is beautiful…Until the Humans get involved.

Animals exist and are plentiful…Until the Humans get involved. It’s almost like the Planet had that all sorted out.

Literally everything is good and works…Until the Humans get involved.

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World Wildlife Day

In case you hadn’t notice, I do love the Wildlife

Official website of UN World Wildlife

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World World Wildlife Day is about ALL wildlife, not just the ones you and I may like or dislike (Octopuses ya’ll! They are WAY too smart!) But yes, even those smart sneaky evil pants. ALL Wildlife. I also mention Octupuses because the theme for this year is:

“Life below water: for people and planet”

Kickstarter – Remembering Lions Ends March 25th

Do any of you have a favourite wildlife animal???

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(cutie tootie)

Happy Earth Day

If you had notice, you might have noticed that your Google browser has changed and that is because today is Earth Day (website)! This is the 46th year that the Earth Day organisation has been around for.

It’s a great day to stop and reflect on how lucky we are to have such a beautiful planet. A planet full of life, full of wonderful and beautiful things. Wonderful, beautiful things that are full of wonder and “how did that happen”?.

So get off the social media today (yes, I see the irony in writing this on a “social” place) Head outside, take a moment to breath in that air, except if it’s full of pollution. That’s kind of the point of Earth Day though really. To see and appreciate what we have here, what we have here now. To protect what we have because if we don’t it wont be here forever ❤

Uploaded by: David Daniel Wouters

Voice by: David Attenborough

Uploaded on 9 Dec 2011

Originally uploaded by the BBC on Dec 7, 2011 on their youtube channel: youtube.com/bbc re uploaded for everyone thats not located in the UK and can’t view it there. So, here you go:

Original description

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/ A celebration of Natural History on BBC One with David Attenborough.

World Lion Day

I am sure most of you have heard of Cecil the Lion and the very sad story that has followed since. I clearly care about more animals and people than just “Cecil the Lion”, but if I were to post about everything I am passionate about, my news-feed postings would never end!lol…With animals (for me personally) they cannot speak for themselves, for example today, a white Rhino died the same week as Cecil…leaving 4 known left in the world, forever…We caused that, we owe these animals…So thanks for those supporting me and not making me feel bad about speaking up, cause apparently there are a lot of people who are upset people caring so much about “just a Lion”…I kind of want my children and my grandchildren to be able to see wild animals running around free…That’s just me though…I’m hoping that this tragedy will bring some good, especially for conservation!

The Australian Senate: Keep the ban on lion trophies and body parts

There was a poem written by this 13 year old boy whose wishes to remain anonymous, and for me personally, it speaks exactly to how I feel and what I think about the situation.

I am Cecil.

Naturally I am powerful.
Yet the situation was such that I am not longer alive.
Alive to hunt, alive to live, alive to be African.
I am not Cecil. But I am Africa, An Africa for you to kill, obviously.

I am every rhino and elephant that you tear apart.
I am the Ivory ripped from their faces, for you to consume.
I am rhino and elephant. I am Cecil, I am Africa.

I am sorry that we can’t defend the defenseless against people with weapons used to attack.
I am sorry that we can’t bring Cecil back.
You’ve killed Cecil.
You’re killing Africa.

I am not Cecil.
I am Africa.
I need help.*

Donate to help High 5. Give $5. Save Big Cats.

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(Myself and my Mufusa…Click on the picture to be taken to World Lion Day twitter page)

1000 Speak for Connection!

In the past I have Blogged a couple of posts regarding a Facebook page called 1000 Voices for Compassion and on the 20th of each month there is a challenge and people write Blog topic based on the topic for that month. In the month of the May the topics “Connection” including reconnection and reconciliation.

So I will literally just write down whatever came to mind when I thought of the word “Connection”.

Connection Prompts For our May Link-up

I think that is a really interesting topic because I find that as a general society rule we are less connected than ever before.  Yet we have all these tools to help us communicate well and efficiently and yet as I have said before we have more of a society that wants to be “right” instead of discussing and talking with one another. You watch people (especially with Twitter) who bully and send death threats to people that they don’t even know. When did this become okay? Why has this become such a problem? How can someone be so disconnected that threatening and telling people that should “go and kill” themselves, became acceptable?

I have watched many “fights” on Facebook. You have many people who will literally write “who cares”. How poignant is that?! Clearly not them (that is a whole other topic though on people who want to write “who cares” and “this isn’t news” instead of scrolling past the topic). I have asked people on Facebook directly why they felt the need to write that statement, why didn’t they just scroll past and get on with their day. Why do they think what they like is so much more and better than other? Yet, when people ask them, they get really upset?

Have we lost the connection with what is really important, how can we get it back, whose to blame, is there one area to blame or is it just everything these days? Have we lost the connection with the earth, the planet, our basic simple ways. Have we become to diverse to be able to really handle and accept the differences in others? Are we not ready to CONNECT with the other different souls on this planet? Is it too much for us to handle right now.

I believe that it is time to reconnect with and within ourselves. Go back to the basics and take a long look at what we are doing and what kind of legacy and story do we want to leave behind. I believe that we need to reconnecting with ourselves every know and then, to take a hard look at ourselves and asked ourselves “What is important to us”. Do these people really want to leave the story behind of them threatening and telling people to die behind the cowardice of a screen?

Take that walk back in a nature, kick up the leaves during autumn. Mediate…Listen to what our souls are telling us to do, telling us the path that we should take. Shut out the world of the technology. and connect with our spirits again. I think that we need to reconnect within ourselves again.