A friend of mine recently spent a few days of vacation on the Jersey Shore. She stayed in a particularly beautiful part of our country called Long Beach Island. Located about 25 miles north of Atlantic City, Long Beach Island is no more than 20 miles in length and a half mile wide (at its widest point), and includes a nature reserve located on the southern tip. It is a small community for most of the year, but booms to about 100,000 seasonal residents and vacationers in the summer months.
One of my new year's resolutions for 2013 was to eat healthier. Most people who know me are aware that I am already a healthy eater and I live a healthy lifestyle. I walk my neighborhood as much as possible. I sleep well. I exercise my mind and my body. I enjoy the company of friends. Though I am not a vegetarian, I tend to eat many of the same foods because they taste good and because they are healthy for my body. But there is always room to grow.
I was recently flying across the country and gazing out the window at the beautiful landscapes. I thought about how lucky we are to have this perspective. No bird has ever flown as high as today's commercial airliners. There is no tree high enough for a bear, snake, or monkey to climb to the top to see our world this way either. We as humans are blessed with this vantage because of our technology. If you ever fly in an airplane, be sure to sit by the window so you can see the glory of our Earth from an entirely different perspective.
This past week I have been focused on editing our audiovisual content from the SEED Event organized and held in Quito, Ecuador.
I am very grateful for the wonderful people met there as well as the important messages conveyed by each participant.
Video is to me a very good and simple way to communicate with you all despite the distance.
The mainstream digital age has only been upon us for a short time -- about 25 years. That's not even a blink of the eye in term's of Earth's lifetime when you consider that the dinosaurs walked around our planet for 135 million years! But still, it's enough time to accumulate waste and develop digital practices that are wasteful. While it may be true that cyber-waste is cleaner than the toxins emitted by our cars and the junk that we toss into the trash each day, but all of it is starting to build up in one big digital garbage dump.