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The Voice Of The Sacred: Environmental Advocacy

We live in stories the way fish live in water, breathing them in and out, buoyed up by them, taking from them our sustenance, but rarely conscious of this element in which we exist. We are born into stories; they nurture and guide us through life; they help us know how to die. Stories make it possible for us to be human.

— Daniel Taylor, PhD

Environmental advocacy is personal. It’s a calling to divinity, a personification of a great sacred story. Environmental advocacy also is our business. The sustainability of the health care mission is dependent on it. As leaders of a healing ministry, our voice
matters — it’s the presence that gives evidence to who we are; it’s the meaning-making that further advances our commitment to eco-justice; and it’s the breath — in the mystery, whisper, silence — that tells us more must be done to protect human health and the environment.

As times have changed , so has our planet . Global warming has become a critical issue in today ‘s society , and it will not go away unless we do something about it . There are people all around the globe who have made the change and decided to be conscious of the health of our world Unfortunately however , it is not enough . As long as the majority of society continues to rely on fossil fuels, continues to waste energy and continues destroying forests , our planet will continue to suffer . If we are to change the fate of our beautiful planet , society as a whole must take immediate action .

To make the world a better place , we all should become environmental advocates , and take a stand to save humanity . We must make environmentally conscious changes in our own lives , teach those around us , and lead by example to make a difference .Above all else , every single person on the planet must change the way they live day to day . We must be aware of every potential harmful affect of every activity we engage in . Every gallon of gas saved , light turned off , and computer unplugged will impact the future of the Earth Emissions from fossil fuels are the cause of global warming , and presently our society relies on these fossil fuels to function on a daily basis . By carpooling , walking , turning off the air conditioner and unplugging appliances that we are not using , we can each save a substantial amount of energy . If everyone does just a little , it will add up to a lot.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

—Margaret Mead

People do as they see more often then as they are told. If our children, friends, and even strangers see us saving energy or planting trees, they are likely to follow our lead. If enough people become example setters, the idea of living green will become a trend. Just as we strive to be fashionable by what we see on the television or in magazines, if we are constantly bombarded by stories and images of people saving the planet, more people will strive to fit in. Every single person counts, and if we can set a responsible example for even one person, it is worth the effort.

Our environment is suffering at the hands of its inhabitants. Still, global warming does not have to destroy our planet or the future of mankind. If we ignore the problem it will not go away, but if we take action now, before it is to late, we can save the Earth, one person at a time. By making small changes in our lives, teaching others the importance of living green and how easy it is to do so, and setting examples for others to follow, we can each make a difference. By becoming environmental advocates, globally, we can make the world a better place.

4 thoughts on “The Voice Of The Sacred: Environmental Advocacy”

  1. Benard Kioko Nfaka

    My Name Benard Kioko Ndaka an environmental champion from Kenya.
    I have been environmental champion for 6 years.
    We are custodians of nature , and the present and future generation.Whether we take care of nature or not , we must really on it.Nature is where we all draw common benefits.Its our duty to take care of nature.

  2. We are the last generation to either save or destroy nature. It’s up to us to make the correct choice or perish

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