|RE: Frustration on environmental issues||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 17:50:32 -0600 (MDT)|
Alan Ridley yaridley [at] hotmail.com is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager: fholson [at] cohousing.org To get off Cohousing-L, send email with UNSUBSCRIBE COHOUSING-L in the msg body to: listproc [at] cohousing.org Questions? email Fred - addr above -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Hang in there you have made a great contribution by sharing your frustration. Keep up the good work. Take heart. There are good things happening here and there. Celebrate them. I am so delighted that cohousing has a growing presence on the web. Its encouraging! Alan Ridley yaridley [at] hotmail.com 858.538.3519 FAX: 858. 538.5559 >From: "Rob Sandelin" <floriferous [at] msn.com> >Reply-To: floriferous [at] msn.com >To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org> >Subject: RE: Frustration on environmental issues >Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 09:03:03 -0500 > >I very firmly subsribe to the belief that intentional Communities of all >kinds offer great opportunities to role model and living examples of better >ways to live. Each community has its own degree of lessons to teach the >world. Much of my energy going into organizations like NICA is fueled by >this desire to create places to example and outreach good works. > >Check out the vision of Cedar Village to get an idea of where I am >personally headed next in terms of community > >www.infoteam.com/nonprofit/nica/cedar.htm > >Rob Sandelin >On the road, currently at Pinyan Farm community, near Atlanta > >-----Original Message----- >From: cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org >[mailto:cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org]On Behalf Of Jose Marquez >Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 3:02 PM >To: Multiple recipients of list >Subject: Frustration > > >Dear Fellow Cohousers, > >Sigh. I am feeling so very very frustrated by our future prospects on this >planet. You know, I have to ignore so much just to move on with my life >without being completely depressed.....then I question my choice to ignore >the huge environmental issues because it is by ignoring these things that >they stay as bad as they are. I also feel tremendously weak and unable to >improve the world. It is just so frustrating to watch the same old >mistakes >being made over and over again.....the same powerful people staying in >power....etc. > >In particular, I'm stressed right now about the Bioengineering of foods and >animals! No one seems to care much in our country and they just released >4000 GE salmon (trout?) into our local lakes for fishing season! Hundreds >of thousands (millions?) of acres of GE corn & soy (in particular) have >been >planted this year....etc. Then I hear about this particularly bad beetle >which was brought into North America in the late 1860's by a scientist who >wanted to breed them with another bug to produce a stronger strain of >silkworms...now 100+ years later our forests are still being ravaged! When >will we get it that we don't have the skills to play Mother Nature and win? > >It's also so upsetting to see us crowding out so many of our fellow >earthlings. There is a small town in our area through which the local >black >bears travel every year on their way to the salmon runs. The people of >that >town enjoy the annual migration of the bears. This year the runs were >gone....no salmon showed up. The bears began to starve (these runs are a >major source of their annual feeding cycle) and many returned to the town >with all of its trash cans. Although no one was hurt, they were very >aggressive (starving can do that to you) and close to 20 were shot to death >by local authorities. Yet, an initiative to limit trophy fishing was >defeated last year....and the issue is obviously much deeper than that, but >NO ONE seems willing to do without for the greater good. I, personally, >decided to stop eating salmon, but what good does that do? I am only 1 out >of billions! > >I believe that we each have to do our part....but we do ALL have to do our >part and that doesn't seem to be happening! I hope that cohousing can be a >force for increasing unity of purpose for our species....for without unity >we will destroy our planet Earth. Any ideas out there? > >March >Duwamish Cohousing >West Seattle > > > ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com
RE: Frustration on environmental issues Rob Sandelin, May 11 2000
- RE: Frustration on environmental issues Fred H. Olson, May 16 2000
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