How to Save the Planet in Ten Easy Steps

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When searching for a category of topics to list this hub, nine out of the top 15 search results for "How to Save the Planet in Ten Easy Steps" were under 'Personal Finance'. This just shows the false importance that is put on money and the economy rather than the climate, the environment and human and animal rights.

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Tipping Points

In the last Ice Age it took the planet just six months to unleash a giant wall of ice across central Europe and the Northern Hemisphere. This is what happens when we hit a climate 'tipping point', and right now we're rushing towards more of these catastrophic events.

"Tipping points" are loops, where climate change feeds back on itself and causes rapidly accelerating, catastrophic consequences. Right now, methane gas, that is much worse for global warming than CO2, is frozen into Arctic ice. As the ice melts, the methane gas escapes into the atmosphere, increasing global warming, and melting, and releasing more and more gas... everything begins to spin out of control. And that's just one example. These tipping points are why scientists are so concerned and screaming that we have to act now.

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For more important and helpful advice on what you can do to play your part in saving our planet, please read the beautifully illustrated and inspirational hub:Mother Earth Needs Healing - Rainforests and Deforestation by Phyllis Doyle.


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Save out planet,

Take a stand.

Don't be a puppet,

Show your hand.


Protect our creatures

From extinction,

Ban all poaching,

Show conviction.


Fossil fuels

Have had their day,

Renewable energy

Is the new way.


Stop tax fraud,

But help the poor.

Push nnequality

Out the door.


Clean the water,

Save the coral,

Make deforestation

Against the law.


Make the world

A better place,

For all God's creatures,

And our race.



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10 Easy Steps to Saving the Planet

  1. Be kind to your fellow man. Treat everyone with respect no matter their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, or occupation. Be accepting, not judgemental.
  2. Be generous. Give what you don't need to others who are without. Don't horde unessentials merely because you can afford it. You can't take them with you when you die. Wealth needs to be redistributed more evenly and ethically.
  3. Reduce your demand for everything. Use less electricity (turn off everything when it isn't in use), save water (install rain-water tanks, have three minute showers etc.) Try to grow your own fruit and vegetables, or at least buy fresh local produce (preferably organic and GMO free). The more you consume, the more power-coal. gas. oil, water etc is needed in its transport and production.
  4. Recycle. Take our own bags to the supermarket. If your council has a recycling program. take advantage of it. If not, buy as much as possible in biodegradable packaging such as cardboard boxes and paper bags rather than plastic containers.Give preference to recycled paper products. You don't always need to buy new either. Good quality used designer clothes are often available at charity-run thrift stores.Don't dispose of anything before you consider if it has another use.
  5. Switch to renewable energy. If possible install and use renewable energy such as solar power. The sun provides power for free and it's infinite. Also consider wind-power, hydro-electric power where suitable. Coal, oil and gas resources are being depleted at an alarming rate and their production is harmful to the environment.
  6. Drive your car less. This will help to reduce the production of greenhouse gases and also fuel consumption. Carpool or take public transport when possible, and when buying our next automobile consider a hybrid eco-friendly model.
  7. Care for Earth's creatures. They have as much right to be here as you do and they aren't destroying the environment (with the exception of some man-introduced foreign species). Protest and and fight against the slaughter and poaching of wild animals for ivory, trophies, and body parts for Asian medicine and exotic food. Don't buy products that destroy their environment eg. palm oil.
  8. Stop polluting. Take a stand against chemical companies and factories from polluting our seas and waterways with their toxic waste. Dispose of your trash responsibly.. don't litter.
  9. Repair rather than replace. In today's throw-away society, try not to replace items unless the are beyond repair. Unfortunately it is often made too expensive to have items repaired so we are forced to purchase new replacements. Sometimes however it s not too difficult to do our own repairs (electrical items should be the exception). Many tems are no longer designed to last more than a couple of years. Manufacturers do this deliberately to generate repeat sales.
  10. Don't be in climate change denial. Climate change and global warming are real. Treat them as such and encourage your Government to do everything possible to combat it i.e. introducing programs to reduce co2 emissions, and promote renewable energy etc. Do your bit as well.

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What do you consider the greatest threat to our planet?

  • climate change/global warming
  • deforestation
  • pollution
  • redirecting water ways for irrigation
  • overdevelopement and displacng animal habitat
  • uneven distribution of wealth and failure to eradicate poverty
  • poaching of rare and endangered animals
  • diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Ebola
  • war and military confrontation
  • terrorism
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Harsha Vardhana R 2 years ago from Bangalore

Simple yet great steps! Most of them are known but most of us hardly implement! Thanks for the remainder.

I would use Reduce-Reuse-Recycle model as far as possible!


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Kathleen Odenthal 2 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

Nice non-poetry style hub Jodah! And I completely agree that we all can and should do our part to help save this planet. Voted up and shared!


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Hey Jodah, simply great story, poetry, pictures and stuff. Let's do more cause we can't do enough, to save our beautiful planet. Keep it up! Voted up!


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

first jodah the first pic is a perfect kick off for this hub.. it just lines everything up..to give you an informative, creative and well rounded hub that hits the target head on


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for your comment Harsha, that's the main problem. Most of us know what we should be doing but forget about it. Yep, the three 'Rs' is a great slogan.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Jodah, this is just awesome what you have done here. I am very happy to read such caring and wise thoughts that send out a message to the world. Very well done, Jodah. I have a hub in process about healing Mother Earth, so this hub of yours has really touched my heart and soul. Thank you.Voted Up and across, H+


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Kathleen, thanks for the comment, vote up and share . I wrote the poem first and then built this hub around it :)

Don't tell HP there's a poem in here.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey word55, thanks for the vote up. We can never do too much to save our planet.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Frank, glad it hit the mark. Your comment is much appreciated.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for those kind words Phylls. I look forward to reading your hub and would love to put a link to it, if you agree. It is a very important subject for me. Appreciate the vote up to.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Easy steps t follow though not many think like you and I. Voted up!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi DDE, you are an inspiration to others through living an environmentally responsible life. Well done. Thanks for reading.


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chef-de-jour 2 years ago from Wakefield, West Yorkshire,UK

OK Jodah, with you on this controversial subject. I like the mix of scientific fact and personal poetics, I think it works. I hope your hub can stir enough people into action and help tip those who are sceptical. Future generations will thank us if we do something now, at least attempt to strike a balance, before the changes hit too hard. Our lives need to be simple, sustainable. Corporate greed = the unacceptable face of capitalism.

Votes up and a share.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your kind comments and support Chef. Your recent trip to the Amazon comes to mind. There is a lot of concern about clearing of the Amazon jungles and damage to the river in places. I hope this article does change the thinking of some people, but I find we are usually preaching to the converted here. I much appreciate the vote up and share.


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

I like how you started with your commentary first that sets up your poem (whether that was your intention or not, it works!) and followed by your poem, of course, which flowed very nicely and was oh, so poignant.

I agree with you - we need to do more for the planet that does so much for us.

The governments of all countries are not willing to take their eyes off the finance end, as they worry about infrastructures, etc. when everything around it needs attention first.

If we don't have a planet to live on and to help protect, then everything else the governments are putting their time, effort, and money into will be for naught.

In my opinion - without the planet in good shape, anything else the various governments think is important doesn't really matter at all, does it?


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Very well put Rachael. If the planet dies nothing else matters. Governments have just wasted time and money on finance and infrastructure. The planet and environment should always be top priority, then everything else will fall into place. I set out this hub deliberately so it wouldn't just appear to be a "poetry hub" and ma attract some readers who tend to skip poetry hubs, even though I wrote the poem first and developed the rest around it.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Thought-provoking and profound. Your poetry is heartrending for sure. Really loved your family photo at the end.

The fact that most of the sites on the 10 Ways to Save Our Planet were about money is truly sad indeed. I believe your thoughts should rank much higher than all of the others.

Up and more, tweeted and pinned

Blessings always


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

thank you as always Faith, that was a wonderful comment. our vote up, tweet and pin is much appreciated too.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

Powerful! I wrote a hub about global warming a while back and in and out had my doubts but you have convinced me yet again.

This was so well done, your hub, the pictures, the poem. This hub had it all!

Voted all but funny, and shared.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Excellent: If we are not following those easy ten steps we are truly hardly worthy of our planet. No excuse is good enough not to do what we can.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey tillsontitan, glad I reaffirmed your belief in global warming. Don't back down about it. I'll have to find the hub you wrote on the subject. Glad you enjoyed this hub, and thanks for the vote up and share.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Eric, yes you are right. We all have to try our darndest. No edxcuses.


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mperrottet 2 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

Wonderful hub that I hope will stir more people into action. Voted up, interesting, awesome and useful, and sharing. I'm surprised that global warming is still referred to as controversial since the only studies that I can find that refute it are basically paid for by big business or the conservative organizations that back the oil and coal industry (i.e. The Heartland Institute, which is connected to the Koch brothers). I don't thing that we are moving fast enough on this issue, and that we will pay for it in the end.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

All great suggestions, John. My skeptical nature says that few people care about saving the planet. My hopeful nature says many do but few are willing to do what is necessary...I'm now looking for my optimistic nature. :)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for that intelligent and generous comment mperrottet. In fact we should have taken serious action a decade ago to divert possible disaster. I do however feel optimistic that it is still not to late to make a difference and stop global warming getting completely out of control. We all have to take a stand however. You are so correct about the only studies refuting it being paid for by big business and power companies.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Somewhat surprisingly Bill, it seems the younger generation is more concerned with the environment and saving the planet than us baby boomers.Probably because the will still be around to experience the fall out if something isn't done soon. Stay optimistic however, it's better than the alternative.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Touche, John! I'm sharing this all over the place. I love number ten. Too many people refuse to see that we have exasperated global warming. Hello! Open your eyes!

I had to shrug my shoulders at your intro. It seems everywhere I go where I need to choose a category for my writing NO ONE has an environmental category. That makes no sense to me, especially in this day and age.

Great post, my friend! You're a man after my own heart, as you well know.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Shauna, I thought ...I mean knew you'd enjoy this hub.. :)

I was shocked that a search here on HP for "How to save the planet" would come up under personal finance and not Environmental Science or Issues etc. Thanks for reading and sharing.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

I meant to tell you, your poem is awesome!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for coming back to tell me that Shauna. xx


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for coming back to tell me that Shauna. xx


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DrBill-WmL-Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

Simply excellent. Let's just do it. Thanks for this super hub! ;-)


dragonflycolor 2 years ago

Couldn't have said it better.


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Eric Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

Tough road ahead, but maybe there is hope for the future in our future.

EWF


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

This is AMAZING, John, both the prose and poem, and I hope your hub is read by ignorant climate change deniers! We each can do our part to save and protect the planet we are allowed to live on. That is merely good stewardship, a concept often forgotten in a world that's more concerned with 'profits at any price' than with caring, kindness, and preservation.

Voted Up++++/shared

Jaye


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Jodah, that is a great idea to link to each other's hub on saving Earth. I will let you know as soon as it is published, and I will link to this hub. Thank you.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

And they laughed at Al Gore, saying, he was nuts, when the fact is, he was telling it like it is. Great reminder Jodah, if we don't stop destroying our planet it soon will be gone. Loved your poetry and am sharing on twitter..


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

:) thanks.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes, Dr Bill. It's as easy as that. We just have to get the majority feeling the same way. Thanks.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Not that tough Eric, just determination and for the Governments to stop praying to the 'False Economy God'. Gotta be optimistic.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

You said it perfectly Jaye. Your sharing may help to get this message seen by the "ignorant climate change deniers", but whether they take it seriously is another matter. Thanks for the vote up and share.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Phyllis you are a kind and noble heart and I appreciate you. Love to have our hubs linked.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes Ruby, you are right. If Al Gore had of become President your country and the world may have been a much different place. Glad you liked the poem too.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is a subject near and dear to my heart. I was surprised to read that “saving the planet” was associated with finance. On second thought, perhaps not so very surprised. And you have included the music of John Butler (and his trio). :-) He is a long-standing warrior, so to speak, for the environment. My father was a research biologist and environmental scientist. He and his colleagues worked for decades to bring about better awareness and involvement, which often fell to deaf ears. “They won’t do anything about it until it is too late,” he said. I pray that he was wrong, but he was right about so much…a man before his time.

Your poetry is quite moving…one of the most striking poems I have read in some time; your list of ideas, thorough, perceptive and powerful. Kudos and hugs, John, for this insightful article! I have voted this waaay up…and shared.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I meant to add that we have been entrusted with the loving care of our fellow man…and this beautiful blue planet that makes our presence, our very existence, possible. You words bring this to life, meaningfully, and beautifully.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I am so touched by your beautiful poem, tears actually filled my eyes. I love reading about this topic. Three days a week, I hike at the camp grounds near my home taking a large empty bag with me. I pick up any trash that campers leave on the ground. Then I hike up the main road in my mountain community and do the same thing.

I find mostly fast food litter and soda cans. Evidently someone must be watching as there is less litter this month.

It takes so little to make a difference and it all helps doesn't it?

Fantastic hub my friend with the photos and all. I like the first photo with Mother Earth and the last one with the horse. Voted up and across. but not funny. Sharing all over the place. Thank you so much jodah!


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shara63 2 years ago from Delhi

Very Informative and follow worthy post,...simple words and message in the hub are capable enough in doing wonders towards saving our nature.....Great message Jodah...you are a true nature lover and i really love it!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for such a wonderful and touching comment Genna. It sounds like our father was a very wise and great man. es John Butler is a real environmental warrior and great ambassador for Australia. I was very pleased with the poem "Hello World". It is probably one of the most important ones I have written as far as it's message, I think. Thank ou for the vote up and share also.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Audrey, I applaud you for going out of your way to pick up the trash of other campers. That may not seem like a big deal, but I bet there aren't many other people out there who would do the same. Hopefully there will be less litter every month, that will be proof that people are beginning to care. You are right, every little thing can make a difference. So glad you liked the poem especially, and the pics.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading and such kind words shara. Yes, I am definitely a nature lover....what's not to love? :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Jodah....This hub is profound. Simply fabulous and inspiring. I drank in your every word and surely agree with you, Jodah. Love the photos, your poem and your 10 tips are an ideal list that should be memorized and put into action by all of us!!...Up++++


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you fpher48. It's great comments like yours that make me glad I put so much effort into this hub. I feel this is a very important message and needs to be shared. Thank you for your support and the vote up.


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Kathleen Odenthal 2 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

She is the greatest Jodah! (sorry for the non-relevant comment but I am glad other people appreciate fpher48 like I do!) and I am glad your hub is getting so much traffic! the more views, the larger chance a change will happen!

when you write jodah, people certainly listen, and that is awesome.


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very important article about some very serious conditions on Earth, Jodah. I'll share this hub.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

What an incredible piece of work!! Your poem is poignant and very emotive, the first image really drives the message home. This is soul stirring. Up and sharing.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Kathleen. I really hope my writing does have some impact in helping to initiate change. Yes, I appreciate fpher48, as well as all my hubber friends. There are some great people her at HP.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes Alicia, I do feel the Earth is worth saving, and I know you do too. Thanks for sharing.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your generous comment Jo. I am glad you enjoyed the poem especially and I felt the first image perfect for the message I was preaching :). "soul stirring" is exactly the reaction I wanted.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Hi Jodah. I came back to read again. I included your link to this great hub in my Mother Earth hub. Hopefully our hubs will be an inspiration to others to save our planet. Thank you for writing this hub. *-*


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Phyllis, I'll go and take a look at your hub now and then link it as well.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Great hub and what a wonderful combination of prose and poetry to convey a very important message, which concerns everyone!

Thanks for sharing and the pictures are amazing too!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Chitrangada for your great comment. I feel strongly about this topic so I needed to write this.


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carrie Lee Night 2 years ago from Northeast United States

Excellent hub ! :). Without a doubt one of your best :). Media rich, loved the poems and the tips! :). Voted awesome.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Why thank you Carrie. I am always trying to better what I've written before, sometimes I succeed, sometimes not. Glad you enjoyed this though and thanks for the vote of 'awesome'.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Your suggestions are ones that will make a big difference if everyone would follow them. I love the repair rather than replace idea. We do this before buying to save money, but it just helps the environment in general. Your poem is awesome!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Dianna, thank you for reading this important message. It is good to see that there are a lot of people who do care about the environment like yourself. Glad you repair before you buy, it does help. I am proud of that poem, happy you like it. Have a great day.


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Susan Hambidge 2 years ago from Hertfordshire, England

Really beautiful piece. I especially like that you include caring for others, sharing and reaching out, alongside using and just wanting less. We don't need all this stuff, how many times have you bought something that gets used twice and then is stored away for years? It took resources, transportation and packaging to get that product to you. All for very little. Thank you for this post,


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading this hub Susan, and for your kind insightful comment.


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Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

A very powerful page. Wow!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Paula, that comment "wow!" Says a lot.


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Eleanor Coombe 2 years ago

Loved reading this. I hope more and more people think as you do. I hope more and more people try to improve our planet too, and thanks for doing something so lovely.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Good to see a new face Eleanor and thanks for your kind comment. I feel that trying to save our planet is something everyone should be concerned with, so as I writer I also think it my responsibility to continue to push the message. I am glad you agree and enjoyed reading this hub. Thank you.


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ecogranny 2 years ago from San Francisco

I am grateful to find this page discussing Sunday's climate rallies and marches all over the world. I pray that enough of us come out to make the politicians sit up and take notice for once. Not just to take notice, but to act to slow climate change and give our bairn a chance to have decent lives in twenty, thirty and fifty years.

As for your poll, I think that humankind is the greatest threat to a human-habitable planet, although I picked the climate change option. Deforestation is my second choice after climate change, because without the "lungs of the planet," how can we continue to breathe?

The planet will, of course, go on with or without human beings and the rich diversity of flora and fauna we take with us as we continue on our reckless way to annihilation of all that makes this marble blue.

Thank you for caring so much and for investing your time in writing articles like this one.

Namasté.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading this hub Namaste. I hope you can attend one of the rallies this Sunday. The media here in Australia virtually ignores these as Rupert Murdoch and Newscorp virtually have a monopoly and support our Government that are climate change deniers. You are right that humankind is the greatest threat, and maybe I should have had "all of the above-humankind" as a choice because we caused all of them.

I am optimistic that the planet will recover in time but a lot of degradation will occur before it turns around. Hopefully it doesn't take our own extinction for the planet to repair itself. I like the "blue marble".


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Ann Hinds 2 years ago from So Cal

I believe that each person is responsible for saving the planet. Every small deed can make a difference. We are working towards reducing our footprint. We make our own cleaning products using less chemicals and grow our own vegetables to can. Small steps but I think it counts. Lots of good information here that will spur others to action.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Ann, it sounds like you are doing all the right things. Every small step counts and someone has to set an example and lead the way. One of my sons always used to say "I am just one person, nothing I do can make a difference", but if everyone had that attitude we would never get anywhere. We grow our own vegetable and have chickens, make our own soap etc, but we still have a way to go. I would love to be fully self- sufficient but don't think that is possible. Still it's good to strive for. Have a great day.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

30,000 people gathered in the People Against Climate Change march in Melbourne Victoria today 21st Sept in the first of a series of marches around the world to send a message to world leaders who meet on Tuesday.


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Mira Fang 2 years ago from Canada

I enjoyed this read on so many levels. Working toward a healthy environment is something I have strived to do since my single digit years. (Even waded through a local duck pond recently to retrieve some trash a man tossed in. I only feel minimally ashamed for having made a fool of him in front of dozens of others.)

I found out a few days ago that (here in Canada) 42% of our citizens are climate change deniers. (As announced on local news 'The National') I was exacerbated when I learned this. Might I get your permission to share a small excerpt (with a link to the original page) on Facebook?


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for you wonderful comment Mora. This is something I feel strongly about and glad you do too. We can't spread the message enough, so of course you may share on Facebook. Use as much info as you want. Support for climate change action has been declining here in recent years due to economic scare campaign by politicians. Finally starting to pick up again.


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rasta1 24 months ago from Jamaica

Lots of interesting literary techniques being used in one post.


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Jodah 24 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

thanks rasta1


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PegCole17 11 months ago from Dallas, Texas

I like your poem and it brings a lot of thought to our treatment of the earth and its creatures. Your ideas for change are admirable. The idea of consuming less, recycling, reducing emissions from automobiles and chemical plants, solar energy and other improvement is key.

One idea that concerns me is your statement, "Wealth needs to be redistributed more evenly and ethically." Among the incentives for people to achieve and do more with their talents is the hope of recognition, the idea of helping others and the possibility of reward for their effort. If a person of means chooses to give of their wealth to charity, that is admirable and the right thing to do. If the government forcibly takes away their earnings to give to someone else who is lacking, is this okay?


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Peg, I appreciate your words. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on wealth distribution. It is a very contentious issue in my own country at the moment and is really too big to tackle here in comments, and will take a lot of discussion and thought to solve. One proposal is to close tax loopholes for multinational companies like Apple and Google who pay no tax in our country because all their profits go overseas into foreign accounts, and trickle that money down to the low paid rather than increase taxes on other higher tiered workers.

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