Journal Entry

Environmental Me
tues 1 April 2008

Anymore, I hate thinking about environmental things.

It's overwhelming because there are so many facets. And I care deeply about many of those facets.

It's overwhelming because there is no way to change governments or corporations, and they are doing most of the evil.

It's overwhelming because humans don't want to hear about our own overpopulation, but it's fine to cull others.

It's overwhelming because going vegan is the single most important thing a single human can do to help the environment. And humans vehemently do not want to hear that.

So, it's all to hell in a handbasket from here on out. The Earth is dying. Species are going extinct. Civilization will collapse within my lifetime. And there is nothing I can do about it, even if I'm living as "environmentally" as I can.

Which is why I don't want to think about it, let alone type about it. You see how depressing the above paragraphs are?!

So. I am not going to save the world, and I'm probably going to die in the crash. Which means what I do right now is very very important! I want to enjoy civilization while I've got it. And I want to do everything I possibly can to help the Earth and the non-human people who live here.

I'm vegan, in order to show my solidarity with and respect for non-human people. I do vermicomposting and recycling, in order to help the Earth. I consciously try keep my fossil fuels consumption to a minimum.

I try to remember that even the little things I do to help the environment or to help non-human people, are important. Because the way I live my life is important TO ME!

The last Saturday in March, the 29th, was Earth Hour, and I totally missed it. Bummer! People turned off their lights and electronics between 8 and 9pm to make a statement against climate change.

Today is Fossil Fools Day, a day of direct action against evil corporations. People are getting arrested!

And, of course, Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22.

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