Sunday, June 29, 2008

World Ocean Day, 2007

On 06/09/07, RTSea wrote: Yesterday, June 8th, was World Ocean Day - a time to celebrate and appreciate the world"s oceans and recogonize that they need our help and protection. Hopefully, as a concerned reader of this blog, you did a little something to help educate those who are less aware of the many marine environmental issues we face.

Of course, it is a bit like Christmas in that it is the one day out of the year that we all show a little concern and then quietly revert back to old habits for the next 364 days. So for one day we toast some egg nog and forgive our crabby neighbor next door or the paperboy who keeps throwing the morning edition in the mud . . . but Nature is a bit more demanding than that, is not she?

In the U.S, we are beginning to see an increase in "green" thinking. Let us not let it become a passing fad. We have a chance to educate the public, change the mindset of industry, and really make some progress here. It will be slow at times and perhaps frustrating, but we have to realize that changing minds and habits takes patience and gentle persuasion. We need to make the environment part of our psyche, part of the human experience.

No comments: