Today, I discovered the Declaration of Interdependence. I signed because I agreed with the message.
At the end of the pledge, there is a question: “Why are you signing the declaration?” This captured my attention. (Darn, now I have to think with my heart … said I to myself).
After contemplation, these words floated into my consciousness: “Nature has gifted us with clean air, clean water, and clean soil. I believe that it is the birthright of future generations to receive the same gift”.
One question leads to another
Then, a new question bobbed into my mind: “Am I willing to be a beacon for what I believe?” I’d love to say yes, but like most people, I’m cozy in my comfort zone. After all, when was the last time I stretched myself?
I said to myself, “You are sincere about creating tools to get your environmental message out there, I agree with what you are saying, so it’s about time that I jumped in to support you”. Besides, since I believed in their message, I was having a hard time coming up with excuses not to become more, shall I say “beacon-ish”.
5 Simple Steps
1. Understand: The Declaration of Interdependence was presented at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. In their words, it is a “heartfelt affirmation of our intent to preserve the Earth, based on the understanding that we are completely dependent on and interconnected with Nature.”
2. Observe: Read the David Suzuki Foundation Declaration of Interdependence.
3. Action: Sign the pledge. “We can’t steal from the Future to serve the present. We need to sustain and steward the Earth for our descendants.”
4. Feel Good: After you take a few minutes to read David Suzuki’s thought-provoking message, you’ll feel good and perhaps a little more connected to the 6,585,000,000,000,000,000,000-ton home we call Earth.
5. Share: If you feel that friends and family would appreciate learning about the concept of environmental interdependence, please take a few minutes and share this information.
“We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren, and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish, and trees.” – Potalesharo
Enjoy the day!