The choice is ours: form a global partnership to care for Earth and one another or risk the destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life.<http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/pages/Read-the-Charter.html>
This quote from Earth Charter reminds me of my mom’s words; “people are good beings, only that many make bad decisions.”Many individuals, including myself, choose to make bad or the wrong choices in life. A major choice being to remain unmovable and not do anything about our home, our earth. I think about Albert Einsteins famous quote; “the world is a dangerous place to live not because of those who do evil but for those who do anything about it.” He is completely true, we see how we are destroying the earth yet we do nothing to make a change. But as stated above we only have two choices, whether to be a part of the earth and care for it or lead it to destruction. This quote is very blunt but truthful at the same time.
Recognize that all beings are interdependent and every form of life has value regardless of its worth to human beings.<http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/pages/Read-the-Charter.html>
I look at this quote and think about the video we saw in last class about the cute froggy with the squeaky noise. Even though we don’t come across these types of species in our everyday life doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care for it or neglect the need to help save these animals. Like stated in the quote above their is a value in this species and the many other species that we don’t come across on a daily basis but do exist somewhere in the world. Like for example plants that are endangered, many people see more importance in helping preserve and save the endangered animals rather than plants but plants help human beings in the most amazing way ever by providing air for us to breathe, which is important for our existence. Anything a part of this earth, regardless of it size or appearance it worth it and has value .
This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility.<http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/pages/Read-the-Charter.html>
In order for a change to take place in the way we act towards our environment we must first change our mind and heart. We must go from being careless and ignorant to caring and responsible. Like Orr stated “the earth has been given to humankind as a trust.” We have been entrusted with the earth, to care for it not neglect it. I see it as our parents giving us a simple task as cleaning our room. We are responsible for making sure our room is clean so we make sure its clean. Thats how we should see the earth we should be responsible to make sure it is being maintain and cleaned. This reading gave me a more clear and structure understanding of the importance of the sustainability and how our earth is importance to us and in need of our care, because without it we are nothing.