Parents teach children to respect the environment, just as they learn to respect adults. Schools teach organic gardening and how to cook whole foods. Society values degrees in Aquatic Biology, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Engineering and Conservation Biology.
In my green world, our planet is protected by law and those who break environmental laws are severely punished. No longer are companies allowed to rape the land and our oceans ... no longer can they benefit at the cost of clean air, clean water and forests.
Responsible companies who have zero landfill waste and operate green offices are rewarded by customer loyalty. "Keeping up with the Joneses" means buying Eco-friendly cars, homes and products. In short, it is popular to be completely "green".
Since all actions, in my green world, are based on protecting the earth, wars no longer exist and species are no longer endangered. We aren't worried about fracking or GMO foods.
The air is clean ... the water is pure. Everyone has nutritious food and clean water to drink. There are no toxins in our products or on the soles of our shoes.
It is a caring world!
The great thing about our imaginations is that if we can dream it, we can make it happen.
We can begin today by teaching our children ... by introducing them to the natural world and encouraging them to love plants, animals and the earth beneath their feet. As they think about their future, guide them towards environmental degrees. Our children are the ones who will have the best opportunity to positively impact the next 70 years.
We can vote for politicians who share our ethics and encourage them, through petitions and letters and the voting process itself, to enact environmental laws which safeguard our natural resources. They need to understand that we won't stand for loopholes and special interest groups who are anything less than "green".
We can support ethical companies and shun those who are not.
A green world is within our grasp ... if we can imagine it and are willing to take action.
What does your perfect green world look like and what actions can you suggest to make it a reality?
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