Getting the oil spill

Saw this link on Feel Free to Laugh. If you press this link you can see what the oil spill would actually mean in your part of the world. It’s quite frightening and helps us to appreciate what it means for the people of Florida.

I keep hoping that the earth will find ways to clear up our mess, but then I read things about the “plastic soup” in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and wonder what is going to happen. For instance, yesterday I walked down a path near us, (on our regular route to walk the dog,) and there was a crisp packet. On the way back I picked it up and stuffed it in my pocket. I drew the line at all the other detritus that had found it way into an adjacent corner – you can only go so far.

Guess what? Today there was another crisp packet. What’s your view on litter and how we can educate people to care about their local environment?

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7 Responses to Getting the oil spill

  1. Tim says:

    Ouch on both counts.

    As for simple litter, there’s FixMyStreet which seems like an excuse for people to whinge at their local councils when they could be tidying things up themselves.

  2. Linda Hillin says:

    I don’t think I’ve even begun to absorb the destruction of the oil spill. I don’t think I could face imagining what our beautiful Pacific Northwest would look like after such destruction.

    Fortunately the Pacific Northwest if very focused on saving the earth. Perhaps because of its beauty it recognizes the need to be good stewards of it.

  3. freda says:

    Useful site, Tim, thanks for the opportunity to whinge without hanging on the end of a telephone! Linda, I know what you mean about looking at how your own area would look after such an oil mess.

  4. Lydia says:

    Thank you for the link to that excellent mapping of the oil spill. I am going to go back and see if I can get it on my Facebook page. The horror of this disaster brings tears daily; in fact, for the first time in my adult life I am unable to view the news each and every evening. Must parse out the pain or slump into a depression.

    When I was in grammar school we used to sing a song about Litterbugs. In searching I found another song from the same era but not the one we sang in school. Still, this is a good Litterbug Song. Singing the song built an early awareness in me, and I never litter – and do pick up after others, especially when we go to the Oregon beaches. I think if we instill the very young with caring and awareness it will last a lifetime.

  5. freda says:

    That is a wonderful youtube video, Lydia, in fact it deserves to be on the main page of the blog……. maybe tomorrow!

  6. lc says:

    My husband and I returned early this week from taking my mother-in-law to visit a sister. News took a back burner while we dealt with her medical emergency for a few days on the way home. First news to greet us — oil has arrived on our Mississippi shores.

  7. freda says:

    Sorry to hear about the oil, Ic, what can I say? It is awful….. I hope it is sorted out soon. It has been far too long already.

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