Question of the Week: What rises within you in response to the Oil Spill? What will you do?

Last week we asked “What is the message of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill?” and you responded with excellent insight and ideas regarding the implications of this disaster on the planet and you challenged the systems that enabled it to happen.  Now we ask you to look inwards and ask what this disaster means for you personally. 

What rises within you in response to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and what actions will you take?

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  • Jonathon P Wright

    I am once again assured that the primary purpose of newscasters is to make something relative unimportant into a disaster after which the world will never be the same. Try dropping one drop of oil into an olympic size pool and then tell me how much damage has been done. It will still meet and surpass drinking water standards. Where is this “terrible” ecological disaster now? If you eco-nuts would get real and address real problems with real science maybe you would not find
    such resistance from the thinking public.

  • Jonathon P Wright

    I am once again assured that the primary purpose of newscasters is to make something relative unimportant into a disaster after which the world will never be the same. Try dropping one drop of oil into an olympic size pool and then tell me how much damage has been done. It will still meet and surpass drinking water standards. Where is this “terrible” ecological disaster now? If you eco-nuts would get real and address real problems with real science maybe you would not find
    such resistance from the thinking public.

  • http://www.sacredpassage.com Bud Wilson

    Now that we are 3 and a half months into the Gulf Oil Spill disaster, we’re not hearing much about it. The news cycle has moved on. I continue to encourage people to review an article I posted to the Elephant Journal in order to provide additional substance for discussion. Hopefully to inspire change and raise awareness. Here is the link: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/06/corporate-cooperation-the-outrageously-injurious-legacy-bud-wilson/

  • http://www.sacredpassage.com Bud Wilson

    Now that we are 3 and a half months into the Gulf Oil Spill disaster, we’re not hearing much about it. The news cycle has moved on. I continue to encourage people to review an article I posted to the Elephant Journal in order to provide additional substance for discussion. Hopefully to inspire change and raise awareness. Here is the link: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/06/corporate-cooperation-the-outrageously-injurious-legacy-bud-wilson/

  • Theresa Jensen

    I am feeling an incredible urgency to take action, to make a difference in the world. We, I can’t wait any longer.

    “We are the change we want to see in the world,” as Gandhi said.

    I am taking action on several levels:

    I am de-cluttering my living space. My goal is to get rid of at least half of everything I own.

    I am taking my spiritual life SERIOUSLY.
    Before I complained to myself about hard it was to meditate. Now, I’m just doing it.

    I am following my curiosity to find out about what “sustainability” really means, beyond the buzzword. I am getting educated. Now, I am PASSIONATE about sustainability.

    I am believing in my dream of living in, and creating a model sustainable community.

    I am taking steps to shift the focus of my professional work in the world, to focus on facilitating sustainability efforts.

    I am drawing to myself all the resources I need to make these goals a reality.

    And it is so.

  • Theresa Jensen

    I am feeling an incredible urgency to take action, to make a difference in the world. We, I can’t wait any longer.

    “We are the change we want to see in the world,” as Gandhi said.

    I am taking action on several levels:

    I am de-cluttering my living space. My goal is to get rid of at least half of everything I own.

    I am taking my spiritual life SERIOUSLY.
    Before I complained to myself about hard it was to meditate. Now, I’m just doing it.

    I am following my curiosity to find out about what “sustainability” really means, beyond the buzzword. I am getting educated. Now, I am PASSIONATE about sustainability.

    I am believing in my dream of living in, and creating a model sustainable community.

    I am taking steps to shift the focus of my professional work in the world, to focus on facilitating sustainability efforts.

    I am drawing to myself all the resources I need to make these goals a reality.

    And it is so.

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