Save the forest! Save the trees! Plant a tree a shrub a bush a flower. These plants are our salvation, they are our clean air.
Save me, sighs the great planet, I need the forest for my lungs. I need that immense diversity of plant life so that I can breathe. It’s not enough to clean the air with anti-pollution devices. Cleaning the air doesn’t create oxygen. I need the mighty forest, the green earth to breathe.
Breathe mankind. The clean air keeps you healthy. No airborne diseases and pollution ridden skies. The clean air is your health and your life.
Almighty human, with your immense mind, your brilliant aptitude, your compassion and nurturing. Save us, calls the Earths creatures. This is our home!
One more tree to plant, one more life to save. There are 7 billion people on the planet and those people need air to breathe. Clean air. No pollution, no war, no more deforestration. The deserts are increasing and the sand gives us nothing. Nothing to eat, no shelter, no life forms, no oxygen to breathe, no plants to create oxygen. The increasing desert brings death to the planet. This fabulous oasis in the universe can’t sustain itself without the forest.
A small oasis in the desert, is like the Earth in the universe. All of that vast, uninhabitable space, with a minute amount of life giving force. That is the Earth in this solar system. A small planet of life amongst a void of rock and gases.
We are alone in the solar system.
The life giving forces of the planet are strong. The creative force that creates life is still giving. Human babies are being born every second. The human population of the earth is constantly increasing and there is less oxygen in the air. More lungs demanding air to breathe and less oxygen to fill them. More bellies demanding food and less aerable land to produce it. More bodies needing fresh drinking water and a water table diminishing.
The Earth still provides at the maximum capacity that it can, but it can’t create oxygen without it’s plant life. Plants and trees are essential to the survival of the planet and to the survival of all animal life forms on the planet.
It is not enough to say, plant a tree, but it’s a start. We need to start. Planting a tree provides shelter for animals and birds, shade for your grass and for your comfort, sometimes food and healing products for your bodies. Trees help to take pollutants out of the air, they provide oxygen to clean the air and oxygen for our lungs to breathe with. The mighty planet provides all, but sustainability is not enough. We are producing humans at an alarming rate and these people need to survive.
More lungs needing oxygen, more bellies needing food. How will you save yourselves, almighty human. The earth is stretched and provides what it can, but you, almighty mankind, must save yourselves. A tree for the Earth is a tree for yourselves. A forest to save the planet is a forest to save ourselves. We need clean air to breathe.
Save our forests, plant more trees. Even your shrubs and bushes will help.
Your call to action: share this post. Participate in Environment week. It’s only one short week to remind us of the dying planet and the need to save it. One ecosystem, one forest, one week of salvation. Heed the call, your garden is needed. One more tree, one more chance.
Written by: Dr Louise Hayes
June 5, 2013