Gibran Khalil Gibran, poet and philosopher born in 1883, in Bsharri, a mountainous area in Northern Lebanon gifted us a message about fairness toward the earth. It is timeless and reminds us of our personal responsibility toward our food, air and water source:
“To you the earth yields her fruit and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands. It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will lead some to greed and others to hunger.”
What can each of us personally do to eliminate “greed”, instead show kindness and generosity to our mother earth? Let us all think about this the next time we take a cruise, go fishing or boating, purchase lawn and home products, and more.
We can help in a larger way by joining an earth friendly organization. I personally plan to support Jacques Cousteau’s legacy. Consider others:
Tree Huggers of America
The sole purpose of the Tree Huggers of America organization is to inform the public and protect our one and only home, our environment, Planet Earth.
Greenpeace – Defending our Oceans
“Greenpeace is committed to defending the health of the world’s oceans and the plants, animals and people that depend upon them.”
Friends of the Earth
Non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation; preserving biological, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
Green Earth Foundation
Educational and research organization dedicated to the healing and harmonizing of the relationships between humanity and the Earth.
Offers many articles on preserving our earth and its natural resources.
Rainforests – Save-An-Acre
Save rainforest acres as a way to make a personal contribution. Or give them to others as holiday or birthday gifts, graduation presents and memorials.