Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day & Chocolate

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day which was supposed to make us all more aware of the harm human beings can do to the planet.  As you know, Sisters and Brothers, I always mention when a company uses recycled materials, when they use chocolate and other ingredients that are produced through ecologically sounder methods, and if they support any charities through your purchases.

But today I want you all to stop and think about the message of protecting the Earth.  Is that really the best message to send?

Honestly, the Earth is going to keep going until the sun burns it up or we blow it up in some way.  The Earth's temperatures rising, the chemicals in the atmosphere changing, quakes and mass changes in the water and land divisions don't destroy the planet, only change it and change is constant in the universe.

So when we say practice healthier farming, look out for your carbon waste, think about fair labor practices when you buy chocolate, we aren't saying this will protect the Earth because it will be here.  We are saying this will protect us.

We, human beings and the current life forms on this world, are what is at risk when we don't think before we do, when we don't think before we consume, when we just think of today and don't consider the effects of our actions years from now.  Not thinking is selfish but being more mindful of what you eat and where it came from is selfish as well because it is looking out for you, your family, and your future generations.

Don't forget to enter this month's contest HERE.  Winner will be announced Sunday morning so you need to hurry.

So today, buy some chocolate made in an ecologically sound fashion not for the Earth but for yourself and humanity's future.

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