A Nonny Moose (clandestiny) wrote,
A Nonny Moose

A march does not change the climate

Yesterday was the Climate March in midtown. Over 100,000 people were marching; all for different reasons. Now, the anti-fracking people are cool, and some of the other people were cool. However, I did see some hypocrites in the march. We are so stuck in this industrial economy that our markers, posterboard, and other protest signs contain petroleum and are made in factories that generate pollution. While I did not see the entire parade, I also did not see any home-made signs from Dryer Lint paper, nor did I see anything resembling home-made sustainable ink. Also, some of these people came to my theatre last night, bought bottled water (!) and did not recycle their cardboard.

I'm not trying to say that this parade/protest does not have good intentions, but what I am saying is that it is hard to create something like this using the convenient resources that exist in our society. Want to slow the effects of a negative climate change? Here are some suggestions:

1. Stop buying bottled water in areas where the local water is potable.
2. Make your own paper from dryer lint
3. Only buy sustainable products
4. Go back to landlines, cell phones and their parts contribute to a bad environment
5. Grow your own food and become a farmer

There are more, but these are some of the things that would help.

This may generate some hate mail, but, I am using the first amendment to discuss what I observed. Thank you.
Tags: bitchy ranting
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