A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn

Happy Earth Day 2010!

John Muir said:

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.”

“Brought into right relationships with the wilderness, man would see that his appropriation of Earth’s resources beyond his personal needs would only bring imbalance and begat ultimate loss and poverty by all.”

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. ”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama said:

“As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.”

There is so much I could say about what Earth Day means. Let me just say this:

Please take the time today to reflect on how your choices of consumption, transportation, lifestyle, and diet affect the world around you.

Some wonderful resources:

Earth Day 2010

Environmental destruction caused by the meat industry

Buddhist ideas for saving the planet

Earth Day events in NYC

Treehugger.com: A great general environmental site

More amazing and inspiring quotes by John Muir (I ♥ him!)

My favorite green organizations (donate! volunteer!):

The Nature Conservancy

Sierra Club

Save-the-Redwoods League

Natural Resources Defense Council

Environmental Defense Fund

The Wilderness Society

Photo of tender new heart-shaped leaf taken by me in a church courtyard a couple days ago. Photo of nifty video suspended globe at OMSI by my brother Steven. See more at his blog.


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Hello. I figured the earth photo was yours from OMSI until I saw the caption. Thank you.

I am glad you are always trying your best to do positive things. I am still working on the vegan thing. Pretty much got it except the cheese and occasional other ingredients, especially since I live somewhere small and eat out a lot. Cheese is everywhere. lol. Will keep at it. Thanks for your inspiration.

What’s with no comments on my blog forever? Uh huh, you should feel guilty.

Have a good weekend. I am looking forward to my day off on Sunday. Supposed to be nice and sunny by then. I am also finally healthy for first time since before fall. Working out and running again. Later.


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