How We Can Be Compassionate About The Earth 


The way I think about the earth is my feet cannot touch the ground. They can only touch metal things. I can’t feel the dirt in between my toes like other people can because I can only touch material things. I think we have too much technology to distract ourselves from nature. Let me tell you how I experience nature.

I went to a special needs camp for twelve years and I was able to experience nature through the outdoors. When it rained, I felt like I was in a rainforest. And that’s when I was able to experience nature.

Enough about me, let’s talk about society at large.

I found this article on the AJC Facebook Page Titanium mine at Okefenokee drawing more opposition If you want to read more, click on the link. This is why I think we need to be concerned about the earth. We don’t want our green space taken away from our kids and grandkids.

We need to come together as a world so that something like the Australia wildfires never happens again in our lifetime.

One Australian official said of the wildfires, “it’s like opening up the gates of hell”. To me, watching the news coverage on it, they’ve been wanting people to get out. Several American firefighters went over there to try and help but they ended up dying because the helicopter they were in crashed.

There’s so much fog and smoke that they couldn’t see their parliament house. Thousands of people have evacuated their homes and at least 28 people have lost their lives. Over one billion animals have lost their lives in the wildfires of Australia.

Entire species of certain animals could be wiped out forever.

Livia Albeck-Ripka, a reporter for The Times in Melbourne visited a woman named Susan who runs an animal shelter 30-miles inland. When Ripka arrived at Susan’s home, the first thing she noticed was the living room filled with animals and a familiar smell, which came from the baby kangaroos. Susan explained that she rehabilitates animals who have been injured and releases them back into the wild. So she moved the animals to her house to keep them safe from the wildfires.

I’m challenging everyone not to start wildfires because this is what can happen if a wildfire gets started. We don’t want our kids to grow up on a planet that’s filled with wildfires. I don’t know about you, but let’s work in all countries across this beautiful earth to be more compassionate so that something like Australia doesn’t happen again on our watch. Let’s be compassionate towards the earth by picking up trash, don’t leave trash if you go into a park or if you go outside to eat when you’re at a restaurant. Let’s try to recycle as much as we can so that the litter that we create doesn’t spark any wildfires across the world.

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Jimmy Freels

Intern-Compassionate Atlanta

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