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THE WORLD ON OUR DOORSTEPS - Our Environment - We need to act -
Artists, Writers, Actors, Musicians, Teachers, Parents,
We must do something, it is not enough to press an icon on facebook to express
our feelings and then turn around and continue with our Iphone or watching
television, or doing our individual art work or teaching job or house work, we
are all running into a disaster with open eyes. The world is full of hate,
racism, war, egoism, climate changes with animals
being washed up on our coasts, the sea is full of poison, people die of cancer
if not of hunger and war in many regions. Don’t just care about the rubbish in
front of your own house door, the rubbish of the world will soon flood your
Politicians seem to dance on a different stage,
they don’t make laws that ensure a clean and safe environment, they wait until
the stink rises to heaven and a nice rain will come to take care of it.
However, society cannot put the blame on the people they have elected to
represent them alone, we all have to take the responsibility and do something.
There are some small groups doing rounds with big
black bags on beaches and city centres once in a while, there are efforts to
show the number plates of sinners who throw their waste out of the car windows,
all very soft and polite. It is not enough.
It should be on the agenda of all media, daily
newspapers, television, art magazines, book fairs, art exhibitions to make it a
main theme of it, and not only environment as such but our health of body and
mind. We must also stand in front of the parliament and ask for proper laws
that protect our values. Plastic bags and bottles should be forbidden, empties
should be charged, programmes should be set up how to avoid waste; I mean this
request is wanted worldwide.
When I show up in super markets with my textile
shopping bags people look at me as if I was not quite clear in my head. Today
again, the woman in front of me had her shopping packed in literally twenty
plastic bags, all half empty. I keep telling people, cashiers, customers alike
that plastic comes back to your stomach through the fish we eat, that life in
the oceans is in danger, but as long as people are not directly concerned they
don’t react. One lady told me: I don’t eat fish!
In the last few years I have written about this
topic so very dear to my heart in newspapers and my website, here only three
I leave you to think about it.