We search for ways to live with the environment harmoniously and to use as little carbon footprint as possible. That's what our website is about: making you aware and reminding you of everyday things you can do to become ever more environmentally mindful. It's about putting the "green" revolution into action. A Letter to the Editor in our local newspaper hit the nail on the head and we are presenting it to you in its entirety:
"The BP oil disaster has unleashed yet another round of blaming and finger-pointing. Above the din I hear the words from the Pogo comic strip: 'We have met the enemy and he is us.'
"We lash out at BP while we continue our gluttonous consumption of oil. In oblivion we march out of the store with our purchases in plastic bags (made with oil) instead of reusable bags; we wash our clothes with detergents made from petro-chemicals (oil); we eagerly rip open our delivered packages filled with styrofoam (oil); we drench our lawns with synthetic fertilizer (made with oil); we drive mega-ton, gas-guzzling vehicles.
"We lash out, demanding better health care, while we poison our environment with all of the above and more as we constantly buy, use up and throw away; and as we stuff our bodies with soda and fast food.
"We demand that government stop meddling in our lives and in the affairs of big business while simultaneously lashing out at government for not averting the economic crisis, or not averting the oil spill, or for cuts to Medicare, or for the rate of unemployment.
"Each of us contributes in some way to all of our current problems. But instead of taking responsibility, we complain and blame and vote politicians in or out as though just changing the person in the political seat is a solution.
"Norman Vincent Peale said, 'If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.'"
REBECCA L. BRYANT, WS, NC