After my "I Hate All of Us" post I want to know what your garden, your neck of the woods, will be doing differently after seeing images of the spill in the Gulf. If you want to be inspired, here's the original post. And if you want to see what all our plastic does to birds, see the pics of birds at this post.
So, lay it on me and all of us, you who have stumbled to this blog like an oil-caked brown pelican--from now on known as a super brown glossy sheen pelican with cancer.
-- What have you thought about doing differently in you garden to encourage wildlife since the spill?
-- What actions are you taking inside or outside the house related to the garden, and beyond the garden to the much larger one we all share?
-- Anyone going in debt to install solar panels? Wind turbines?
-- Any local town or city things going on in response to the oil?
-- Any talk of, oh, gee, maybe looking at natural gas at least, if not wind or solar, or at least not shipping our oil to other countries and than importing oil from still other countries?
And as for birds stuffed to death with plastic debris in the ocean, maybe we should stop shipping our trash to Asia, where, surely, it blows off of those ships on its long journey to countries whose environmental laws allow dumping computer parts along the creek's edge where the local village gets paid pennies to sort out the recyclable components (China, talking to you). The U.S. needs to set an environmental example now (and this does not include Obama mentioning "ass kicking" when referring to the oil spill, not enough), and create economic pressure as a result on other nations that are becoming industrialized--other nations that will pollute a heckuva lot more than we ever have.