Red and blue

08Oct08

the red:

I first heard about this story on another blog I follow – Linda’s ‘Living the good life’ and I’ve heard it since in the news…the red list of endangered and threatened species.

The red list, produced by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, is a list produced every year that lists threatened species, including animals that are threatened with extinction. These animals are threatened because, well mainly because of us – we take away their habitat. All very depressing really. What can we do? Support organisations like World Wildlife Fund. I also think we need to get real about how we consume, where it comes from etc. Try and act a little more like we want our kids to see the hundreds, if not thousands of animals that are currently threatened with extinction or endangered.

Buy sustainably challenge

Buy sustainably challenge

 Thanks to One Green Generation blog for this.

On a happier note I have just found out that the 40 hectares that my sister in law (and husband) owns on the South Coast near Moruya has just been granted ‘wildlife refuge’ status by NSW Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Governor. This means that they can get help with managing their land so that they can protect and preserve the natural wildlife on their property. It’s not huge- 40 hectares, but they have built a kit home and use solar power etc and they are making a difference.

the blue:

October is Anxiety and Depression Awareness month. There is lots happening to raise awareness of anxiety and depression and Beyond Blue does some great stuff.  I am currently reading Peter Pan and apart from the movies and abridged children’s stories of Peter Pan, I have never read the actual novel. I have only just started, but in the first chapter Mrs Darling first hears about Peter while she is “tidying up her children’s minds” which was a “nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning…when you wake up in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind; and on top, beautifully aired, are spread your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on

I have never heard anything like that before and don’t know whether it’s a good idea, or just a little bit sinister! I tidy my mind by walking, talking, relaxation of sorts, yoga, the occasional massage, but I think mostly by being around supportive and loving people. We all help each other.

Anyway I’ve aired some thoughts- pretty and otherwise!

Kx

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One Response to “Red and blue”

  1. Thanks for mentioning the challenge!! It’s a very good point, to include preserving wildlife habitats among the reasons for buying sustainably.

    It’s wonderful what your sister and law are doing with their land! WOW. What an amazing endeavor. Inspiring.


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