Equillibrium says to Protect, Defend, Love… everyday!

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It is a concerning time for humanity as we approach Earth Day 2019.  The current Administration is stripping protections to our wild places and wildlife for special interest and profit as man-induced climate change generates extreme weather events further threatening sustainability for many species.

As we wrestle feelings of helplessness and frustration we must stay strong in our opposition of accepting this as a new norm.  We know better and must always strive to do better.  It does not matter everyone is not on board with conscious consumption, it matters that you are and practice it.  Set good intention and see it through at all times no matter what.  Over time this example has large butterfly effects with positive impacts to offset momentum in the wrong direction creating hope to get in the right direction. Never discount that, never surrender.

Equillibrium commit

Equillibrium is committed…

So many say the actions of one mean nothing, it takes everyone to make it happen…  almost as an excuse to remain complacent.  Remember complaceny kills. The grey area is just as important as the black in white.  In many cases it is more improtant, due to its accessability to implement with baby steps while working toward making big strides. Everyone must start somewhere, and continue growth toward the end goal.

Equillibrium Flag flying high for sustainable fashion and conscious consumption.

Equillibrium Flag flying high for sustainable fashion and conscious consumption.

This April, Equillibrium cheers you on at whatever place you are in being a part of the solution toward a sustainable future for life on Earth. Though it is infuriating what policies are being implemented from the White House threatening our Public Lands, Wildlife Reguges (especially in the Arctic),  the Endangered Species Act, the Environmental Protection Agency, etc. ; we must not accept any sense of defeat, but be ready to defend, protect, and continue the LOVE for human health, wildlife, and our wild places. There are no acts too small. They all add up and we must grow in numbers with this common goal. Engage, educate, and activate.  Take the time to learn what is happening, how you can offset it and activate resistance.

Equillibrium Frack Off

Equillibrium Frack OFF : Live it, LOVE it, Feel it, WEAR it!

Overwhelmed? Then, start with one cause like defending our predators: Wolves, Bears, Sharks, etc. / protecting human health: clean air, clean water, clean land, etc. / conscious consumption: sustainable fashion, reducing single use plastics, compost, etc. See where these topics lead you.  Your behavior will change, you will feel empowered not helpless,  and it will become obvious how interconnected everything is.  Small changes you make in your behavior have large impacts over time, as well as spread to better behavior by others by example. Take steps, be consistent. It is never too late, the time is now!  Love your Mother and each other…  be the change. Namaste.  Oi!

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Earth Day EVERY day.

Much has happened in the week leading up to this post, and 3 out of 4 of these events show where we are as a society in 2013- which further explains where we are in policy towards protecting the intrinsic… life, all life. Protecting our living planet does just that. This blog is going to have a moment of reflection, and then move into a glimpse of a sustainable future with education, behavior change, and activating as a consumer.

I’d like to make mention, out of respect, the events and those we lost that saddened our world last week. The four lost and all injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing, the ammonium nitrate explosion in Texas, the shooting at the 4/20 event in Denver (none killed), and the avalanche taking 5 expert level back country riders in Colorado on 4/20- one of six survived … RIP and those recovering God speed.

On this day, it is apparent the work ahead being better to each other and respecting our Mother Earth. She will win, we will not, ask the the 5 experts who got caught in that slide Saturday. Environmentalists are quite misunderstood, much of this is due to the emotional displays from extremists that do more damage than good to most causes, ie. Vail Expansion Protest fires. However, the mindset of environmental issues being ” ‘their’ problem, not mine” or the whole NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) thinking must fade… the issues we are facing are ALL of our problem, and it can’t be mitigated without ALL of our actions moving toward sustainability.

Environmentalists understand interconnection, and selfishly find it frightening when the day of “not enough” is around the corner due to mismanagement, greed, arrogance, and ignorance. The sleep walk is over, time to end the denial and get to the task at hand. There are some technologies not talked about enough and give us a bright future. Like natural carbon sequestration, biofuels from cultured algae and hemp seed oil in addition to food industry waste oil as a means to offset carbon in the air. Also green building to lessen our strain on the grid through efficiencies in design. The integration of such technologies are some of the solutions for our current unsustainable infrastructure .

Some coverage was given to “being green” today for Earth Day on the news: living walls, “green products”.  As a consumer,brand loyalty to the pioneers living it is crucial to a growing movement. It was nice to hear the exposure, and see commercials promoting changes in consumer mindset to our benefit- like the Glad “one bag” campaign. Just have to wonder what took so long to get on board, and why is it only on Earth Day it gets aired? One thing is undeniable, the synergy and intrinsic pay offs for sustainable choices and practices like consuming only what you need, captured or cultured over mining, drilling, and hydraulic fracturing as a means to obtain resources are beyond measure.

The long term monetary savings are only one benefit…

If you would like to further explore causes to get involved with here are some highly recommended organizations to get behind and get things done: Earth Justice, Natural Resource Defense Council, NRDC Biogems, Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana, Sea Shepherd, 350.org