Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Finding peace & leaving a legacy: It's your choice

-- Quote of the Day --

“You have faced the worst; you have had cancer – now prepare for the best. Get on with your life! …The whole thing is don’t wait for tomorrow. …Make the best of the day,
get on with it and prepare for the best.”
~ Bobbie DeCordova-Hanks 03/20/08

Today's quote was taken from an interview on Conscious Discussions on March 20, 2008 with Bobbie DeCordova-Hanks. During this interview we discussed how we can overcome adversity, finding peace with chronic illness and making the most of our remaining days on this planet. To access this interview simply click on the hyper-linked show title here or look to the right for a link to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show. From there look for the archives in March, 2008 to find this interview.

-- Positive Eco-News --

There is nothing worse than seeing garbage blowing down the street of your neighborhood, or finding broken shards of glass at the local swimming hole where children play. Wildlife is just as vulnerable to garbage and many have lost their lives after becoming tangled in waste or mistaking garbage for food. It is up to each of us to make an effort to minimize this unsightly, and sometimes hazardous, problem.

Animals, wind and traffic breezes put legs to loose garbage and are able to distribute it great distances from the original source. The first thing that we can do to prevent this is to ensure trashcan and dumpster lids are secure. Metal and plastic trashcans are more preventative than bags - leaving a bag out over night or even for several hours, is an enticing invitation for stray animals to wreak havoc. When taking a load to the dump, be sure that it is securely covered by tightly tying a tarp over the load with some rope or bungee cords.

Carry plastic shopping bags on your walks to clean up litter that you find along the way. Often, people are rewarded for their efforts by the deposits returned from bottles and cans. Many recycling depots offer donation opportunities - the value of your returnables can go to any charity including the SPCA, Victims of Violence, the local food bank and more. And remember that anyone noticing your efforts will tell others and may also begin taking up the same habit once they realize the impact it has.

Report any dumping you witness, whether it was done illegally or accidentally - just get the license number and leave the rest to the officials. Also, report any site where garbage has been left by others. These problems can be reported to the local city, highway, public works or conservation office. Ask them to arrange for it to be cleaned up.

By doing these relatively small actions, we prevent contamination and injuries to people or wildlife in the area. When separating recyclable items, we keep a valuable resource out of the landfill. In addition, we maintain a pristine environment for citizens, tourists and wildlife to enjoy. We can all take pride knowing that by keeping garbage in its place, we are making the world just a little better for everyone.

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