Back to Nature (Published on TBNWeekly.com - May 3, 2007)
Recently at the internationally televised Global Warming Conference, ultra
conservative Newt Gingrich sparred against Go Green John Forbes Kerry.
After quite some time of bantering back and forth Gingrich astonished the audience,
as well as visibly startled Kerry, as he paused in thought and then publicly
announced he agreed with Kerry.
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Serious measures need to be taken against global warming Not
tomorrow, but starting today, this minute.
Although each man has his own approach on how to begin these new policies and
efforts, this moment will stand in time to, at the very least, declare: Its a
Its no secret we are in trouble. Conservationists have been battling the
same issues since the 60s. But since major political figures have become
directly involved, such as Al Gore and John Kerry, public awareness has greatly
increased. The problem for the average person is that the task seems too
overwhelming or impossible to solve. What can be done to save our planet, our
future and the future of our children? And even more thought consuming we ask,
What can just one person do?
We as individuals must start small. It is necessary to take baby steps to save
ourselves and the earth we walk upon. As the child becomes more confident that she
can stand upright on two feet that child will learn to run. There are so many small
things that one can accomplish and when all those small things are added together
they may become global solutions.
Twenty suggestions for saving our planet:
1. Adjust your home heating and cooling systems for efficiency.
2. Buy used.
3. Carry baskets or canvas totes to carry groceries.
4. Commute to work with a friend.
5. Compost food scraps.
6. Donate old cell phones to a Crisis Center.
7. Donate printer cartridges as a assist with Wildlife Rescue funds such as: Big
8. Eat less meat.
9. Install a low-flow shower head.
10. Invite nature into your back yard.
12. Save the cold water that is spent while waiting for water to turn hot.
13. Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher
in the summer.
14. Turn off the tap water when brushing your teeth or shaving.
15. Unplug (not just turn off) appliances when theyre not in use.
16. Upgrade your toilet.
17. Use CFL light bulbs.
18. Walk or bike.
19. Check your tire pressure.
20. Use environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
Ancient African saying: If you think you are too small to make a difference
consider being closed in a room at night with a mosquito.
Old Native American Indian saying: You cant fight a forest fire all at once.
You can only combat the fire one flame at a time ... back to nature.
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