This is not something new, not something that some of us, if not, all of us around the world are currently facing or eventually they will have to face it. In the inevitable quest for growth and expansion, the human race that seeks to improve for themselves, to make the place a better place to live in, it’s a natural progression. The thirst of growth that eventually and inevitably leads to greed and power, is probably a trigger point to demolish the natural environment, in the name of society’s natural growth and expansion, extending it to demolishing heritage and history as well.
However, in the midst of growth and expansion, how much more things/stuff are we consuming and utilising? Are some of those necessary? How much of those are we wasting? Are we depleting too much resources from Mother Earth and making it more vulnerable, upsetting the natural law of our ecosystems thus changing the weather and climate?
Looking back to Earth Hour 2011, have we continued the post Earth Hour efforts and spreading the messages across, to help conserve and save our Mother Earth? Has it become a 1 day event only or at worst, a 1 hour event? How much and how far are we doing for our future generations?
Today, on the 22nd April, is International Earth Day, a reminder to all of us, that we have a personal and collective responsibility, to promote and live in harmony with Mother Nature and our planet Earth. Mother Earth belongs to us all, the entire human race residing on Earth, it doesn’t discriminate whether you are rich or poor.
Everybody plays a part, starting with your home ground, irregardless of where you are in the world, you can play a part too. In Singapore, there is an active movement/organisation, calling for the preservation and protection of a green belt in urban concrete Singapore. They are known as “We Support the Green Corridor in Singapore”, spreading the awareness and making the difference, to preserve a beautiful stretch of greenery, with beautiful flora and fauna, wildlife habitats and preventing it to be demolished for other purposes. In my recent photography walkabout treks to the Abandoned Railway Tracks, Part 1 and Part 2, it’s a beautiful green belt out there, peaceful and tranquility.
Let’s not get it demolished away for another new concrete jungle. Let’s keep it this way in its original state!