Friday, June 04, 2010

World Environment Day

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There hasn't been much publicity at all but I noticed in the papers that today is World Environment Day which is a bit of a joke after the terrible oil spill in the Bay of Mexico. They seem worried about dirty beaches but it's more than that - what about birds and fish and other creatures? One of the pictures here is from a website 'Creativegreenies'. Closer to home the money-spinning seekers are causing a kerfuffle offshore from Port Campbell, testing under the sea, using small bangs to see if there's gas there. I think we should be satisfied to simplify our use of energy rather than put up more potentials for disaster. I don't go along with the theory that man was created to be 'master of the universe' as we are all creatures that are interdependent. Sometimes it is an amazing world, but at other times, it is very sad indeed.

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Blogger annie said...

I agree, Wendy. It is heartbreaking. I follow the Weather Channel, daily, hoping for good news...but work on the repairs-- which does not sound as if it is going to be really completed when "completed" in August--is not preventing all that oil from getting into the marshes. And what is going to happen when we get hurricanes in the gulf?

6:38 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Annie,
Thank you for your comment. The mania for more and more oil shows that people just don't get it. We need to co-operate with nature not overpower it all!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

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And then there is good news when children from many parts of the world do something positive by planting trees. A small example - a rural school in Fiji, Nadogo, which is far from city life.

Students plant trees


Teachers and students of Nadogo Secondary School, outside Labasa, planted 50 native and exotic young plants to support the National Environment week campaign.
Beginning on June 1, the school started a National Environment Week awareness campaign for teachers, students and the Wainikoro area community.

Nadogo Secondary School principal, Setareki Koroilagilagi said a week-long campaign had been organised at the school to enable students to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

“During the week, poster and essay competitions were organised as a way to prepare for the final programme on June 4,” Mr Koroilagilagi said.

He said students of the school were allocated areas around the Wainikoro community to conduct a clean-up for one hour last Friday afternoon.

“The Forestry Department joined the school campaign by donating 50 native and exotic young trees,” he said.

Mr Koroilagilagi said the trees were planted around the community, especially in compounds of government departments.

“We are really thankful to the Department of Forestry for donating the trees to plant and encouraging the students to plant more trees at home to protect the environment,” he said.

Mr Koroilagilagi said such a campaign was organised to promote awareness of the importance of preserving our ecosystems and biodiversity, by stopping pollution and saving plants and animals.

3:10 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Thanks for posting this about the tree planting, Wendy. This is something that can really lift our hearts. Our hopes lie in our children.

7:09 PM  

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