Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Can We Change the World in Four Years...

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+
What is FOUR YEARS. GO. is a call to shift humanity’s course to a thriving, just, and sustainable future by the end of 2014.

When I first found this website I guess about a year ago,  I was so psyched. I posted lots on my blog about it and I was very motivated trying to spread the word. Then I guess I did what I was supposed and started focusing on me. How can I change the world? What is my role?

And that is what I have been working on the last while, it's one of the big reasons why we went WWOOF'ing.

It's why we are in Mexico and I am dreaming, praying and projecting we can get a little piece of land and build a cob house and have raised bed gardens, composting, pop bottle greenhouses, rabbits, chickens, get fish from the ocean and live in the simple way possible with the lightest eco-footprint.

There are some wonderful videos here for solutions so I hope you'll watch.  

The website is new and I haven't even seen alot of them but I'm glad to come across all this again and I happy to find more info

Source: National Geographic’s 10 Things You Can Do To Save the Ocean
1. Mind Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption
2. Make Safe, Sustainable Seafood Choices  
3. Use Fewer Plastic Products 
4. Help Take Care of the Beach
5. Don't Purchase Items That Exploit Marine Life
6. Be an Ocean-Friendly Pet Owner
7. Support Organizations Working to Protect the Ocean
8. Influence Change in Your Community
9. Travel the Ocean Responsibly
10. Educate Yourself About Oceans and Marine Life   

Water-This video will make you think about your next glass of water.
The Burden of Thirst -

The Rights of Nature is a global initiative to gain recognition and respect for the rights of Mother Earth within international treaties, national governance and local ordinances.

World People's Conference

Climate Change & the Rights of Mother Earth

A huge system of cultural assumptions and actively intrusive advertising is bombarding people with the message that they are not happy, healthy, whole and satisfied unless they buy, have, use, and consume the latest product.

This video is 21 minute but you just HAVE to watch it!!

The Miniature Earth . 2010 edition . Official version  

What if the world's population were reduced to 100 people community? Visit

♫♥ We are all connected to this Earth ♫♥

Sustainability Explained through Animation

Your Eco-footprint

Find out how many Earths it takes to sustain your lifestyle – and what you can do to reduce your impact. Mathis Wackernagel: The Ecological Footprint
Want to make some changes but unsure where to start? Here are some of the main ways to reduce your personal impact on the Earth’s resources through your daily choices:

Be transportation-smart: drive less, drive smart, share rides, and use public transport whenever you can.

Save energy: use compact fluorescent light bulbs, and turn off lights, computers, TVs and other appliances when not in use.

Eat lower on the food chain: whether or not you are to go veggie or vegan, even small adjustments in your food choices add up to a big difference over time.

• Be thoughtful about water use: use low-flow shower heads, sink aerators and low-flush toilets.

Reduce plastic and decrease or eliminate “disposables.” Use your own cloth napkin, non-plastic cup or refillable water bottle and take-home containers.

 Make Your Voice Heard!

As individuals, much of our Ecological Footprint is shaped by infrastructure decisions of business leaders and policymakers. Hold your leaders accountable for taking actions to balance the budget with nature, rather than adding to our “ecological debt.

RSA Animate - 21st century enlightenment

Painted on a wall near W. Broadway and Main St. in Vancouver BC. Photo by Tina Winterlik © 2012

2012 - A Message of Hope

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