Many years ago, I worked on a pro-bono ad campaign for a recycling/reuse program in Los Angeles, before being green was trendy. It became a model for similar programs in other cities, so it was an exciting non-profit for me to work with. More importantly, it had the effect of awakening a personal realization : that we had alot of waste and toxic stuff in our world. How can we sustain our growth, and the evolution of humankind if we are destroying our planet? I realized the necessity for recycling and for buying biodegradable, ecologically-friendly products. If we want to create good karma, sustain a beautiful environment, and have a wonderful planet for the next generation: we need to care for it.
My interest in gardening has also made me realize that as humans, we do have an impact on nature. Not only do I hear about global warming and toxins on the news more frequently; but on a personal basis, I have a great appreciation for our fragile eco-system. My little microcosm gives me insight into the bigger picture. So, although I would never think of pouring poisonous chemicals onto my plants, or into my drinking water; and I certainly wouldn’t want this stuff near my dog, or the fish in the oceans….why do we still deny what we’re doing individually? If each of us can do a small thing everyday to make our planet more sustainable, we absolutely must.