When I drove to work today I heard about “smart meters” on the news, which brought me to think of smart phones, smart pills and other “smart” things that people have devised. Are we really smart in a human and humane way?
The other new buzz word “green” that you see on the news, read in magazines and in books, and which is being promoted on television by hefty ads from companies who are trying to be “green”. Are they just mere buzz words?
The more we can define these words and what they mean to the earth’s ecology and people’s health the more aware we will become.
The economic aspect of human ecology and the corporate planet scenario are the driving forces. What can we do? Become aware and educate ourselves.
Librarians are in a good position to promote “green” intelligence. Librarians can spread the word by distributing books, giving green workshops; thereby sowing seeds and educating about the environment.
Some good materials on the subject:
Green Intelligence: creating environment that protect human health, by John Wargo[ 2009]. 363.7 Wargo.
Trading Softly: paths to ecological order. Thomas Princen.  304.2 Princen.
Our Choice: a plan to solve the climate crisis. Al Gore. . 363.73874 Gore .
Collapse (videorecording). National Geographic . DVD304.28 Collapse.
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Golden Gate Bridge turns off it's lights during last year's Earth Hour
Did you know that today is a special day? Join millions of people around the world as we celebrate Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. local time by turning off our lights for one hour. It’s a way to show our commitment to doing our part to live a life that supports the sustainability of our earth.
Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund back in 2007, and every year more and more people participate in it. Working together we can make our earth a better place to live and to pass on to our children and grandchildren. Here is a quote from the local website:
“Every year Earth Hour asks individuals, businesses and communities worldwide to show their commitment to the environment. This Earth Hour, we hope you will turn off your lights. But when the lights go back on, we want you to go beyond the hour and think about what you can change in your daily life that will benefit the planet. Let’s work together to create a better future. Our actions can add up.”
Go the website and learn all about all the things you can do to help save our planet!
- Earth Hour 2011 (blackfirsschoolcouncil.wordpress.com)
- Earth Hour Gets iPhone App (webpronews.com)
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