I completed a course through the Institute for Humane Education and feel a strong sense of responsibility for what happens to our plant and all the beings on it -- so much so that I was inspired to write a poem and create a list to 10 ways to give more sustainable holiday gifts in 2017.
Before you get holiday gift -- giving;
Can you take a moment to think about all that is living?
Our presents use plastic, and paper, and bows;
But where all our stuff comes from, who really knows?
In fact, there are people just like you;
Who live a life committed to investigating the glue--
The glue that connects us all to each other;
For this is our planet, and she is our mother.
Consumerism is thriving.
And over-population is rising.
Children live without access to clean air or fresh water;
How would you make a change if this was your son or your daughter?
While millions are cheated;
Out of healthy lives they deserve;
Our presents responsible for pain they’ve incurred.
Our earth is not infinite with the way we are acting;
So help me spread the word about positively impacting.
I’ve made a list of 10 items that can help you learn more.
Please take a minute to read; I promise it won’t be a bore!
The best way to spread -- holiday cheer,
Is by giving sustainable gifts this 2017 year.