Thursday, October 19, 2006
My friend Jonah sent a number of us an email this week about our ecological footprint. I found it a little disturbing, if everyone lived like me we would need 5.1 planets. I tried to justify it by saying it’s because of the amount of air travel I do but does that make it right?
What’s you score? Check it out if everybody lived liked you what affect would that have on the worlds ecology Earth Day Footprint Quiz?
Also whilst looking on Resa's blog She had this great link to this great thing by Ben Coleman the Ben and Jerry’s guy, even for a non-American, I found it quite interesting. Have a look a this cool animated video. What do you Americans think?
Darfur is Dying
And finally MTV's internet-based Darfur Is Dying, which went online earlier this year and had 700,000 players in its first month. You get the chance to experience life as a refugee in Western Sudan, I think this is a great new way to raise awareness about areas of injustice around the planet.
Since this game has been up and running tens of thousands of players have sent e-mail messages to politicians to urge action over Darfur.
Please visit this site Darfur is dying
Anyway hope life is good, if you’re bored at work these sites should keep you busy for a while.
When I was in Kwazulu Natal they had a word I am not sure if I have spelt it right but it was “simunye” it means “we are one”. This planet is ours and we are linked to others on it. Hopefully these sites will help in our understanding of issues, maybe get us to change the way we live and if you’re the praying type, fuel your prayers.
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