Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Conservation is the Key

In a society that has become all about consumption, we often think that we need more to meet our needs.
This type of thinking has us always wondering if our glass is half full or half empty? It might be that we see our glass as just too big!

As our Society grows, we are always faced with a need or more Food, more Water, more Land, more Money and more Energy.The time has come long ago to stop thinking in these terms of needing more. Some have heard this message, but many don't think in those terms.We now find ourselves in a world where the Resources are very strained and limited. If we have any left, the chances are pretty certain that we are rendering them all together useless for Future Generations.

The song of Conservation is not an old one and has been sung or shouted out for many years. As people that inhabit this one planet together, we all need to sit up and listen. In fact, it's time for us to all join in the choir and not just be a part of the audience.

We can look to ways to increase our Power, our Food, our Water, our Land, our Energy  and our Money. Really what are the true costs to our Health, our children's Health, even the Planet's Health?

While we can tap into vast sources of Energy such as Energy from using Solar, Wind and a variety of other Technologies. The real truth is we can't increase the amount of land that this Planet has, and in fact, due to the oceans rising, even that will become more scarce over time.
Living on the island of Maui in Hawaii, I have seen the wearing of our shorelines within my life time.
It is has been said that we have the same amount of water on the planet as we have always have had, it's just in different forms.

Our best hope for immediate result is to do more with less. We need to Consume Less and be more Efficient with what we have. This is something than can be applied by each of us in every one of the areas being discussed here in this post.
  • We can use Electricity more Efficiently and less of it.
  • We can eat less and be careful not to waste Food.
  • We can conserve and use Water wisely.
  • Our lands can be put to better use in many places and we can make the most out of many spaces that are presently just being wasted. 
There is a lot of Land that can be reclaimed for open space or just nature's use.
Our Financial system is so out of sorts that we need to learn how to quit worrying about how much money we can make and rather about how much we can keep. Getting out of debt has a much better rate of return than most investments.

So while so many people are looking at ways to increase our resources, I say let's find ways every moment where we can decrease our needs and put everything we have available to us to the best use we can.

Something we can all start today and the children of the world can learn to follow in our new footsteps.
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