i sign & share petitions & i have done a freedom walk. i also regularly advocate for human rights & animal rights on a daily basis through facebook & emails, & i donate money to charities (except cancer-related foundations because that’s another story for another day).
Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…
i signed it & shared it to my facebook & my tumblr. are you going to be the few people who will pour thousands of dollars for fast internet or are you going to be the many who stand up for their rights?
this semester is indeed stressful, but i find some relief when i am in my favorite class for three hours (i honestly wish the class was longer, six hours sounds perfect).
my three-hour long class is Humans and the Environment (formerly known as “Man and the Environment” but good thing Mt. SAC isn’t stuck in the 1920s). this class makes me feel so at home - i went in thinking i already knew a lot about our negative impact on the environment, but i get surprised every week when i learn more! each week i learn more about myself, my impact, the impact on this planet as a specie, & all of the different things i can do to make things just that much better.
the mantra of the course is Everything living and nonliving is related to or connected to everything else.
literally, every little thing we do - choosing to buy organic vs. regular, choosing a certain brand over another brand, voting, driving, showering, cooking, cleaning products, etc. - WILL have a consequence on the environment. knowing just this information makes me think twice or even five times before i spend my money on a certain company/brand or product. hell, i even think about how i should be disposing my chemicals now. … is it also bad that i get mad at my mom for not recycling?
knowing that EVERYTHING i do has a consequence, it has led me to look into buddhism. i am the type of person who does what she believes & also practices what i preach. since i am Christian, i know plenty of people who don’t practice what they preach … even the pastor doesn’t practice what he preaches & i don’t know if i want to continue to be a part of that. … or maybe i might just be the only person who preaches do no harm & actually does no harm; i may just be the only person who preaches God created us in His image & then behave like how Jesus behaved; i may just be that one person in my church who cares about this wonderful planet as much as i care about the one who created it!
the things i learn from Humans and the Environment encompasses every aspect of my life. i think i have found my calling: wildlife conservation - saving the whatever is left of the wild parts of this planet while saving animals too.
i also learned that my favorite whale is “canary of the sea,” the beluga. i adopted a shark a few weeks ago, now i need to adopt a beluga.