Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Lorax message lost, and what YOU can do

As many of you know, I am very politically active and aware.  I write letters, sign petitions, vote, research, and try to educate people about the power we, as individuals, have to create change.  My personal Facebook page is usually littered with petition shares and news articles.  Sometimes, the political touches the spiritual for me, and this is one of those times.

I believe in democracy.  I believe that human profit should not sacrifice the rest of the world and I believe that many ideas are worth fighting for.  A healthy environment is one of those. I recycle as much of my trash as I am able; I drive as little as possible and I educate myself and family about how to not trash the world.  It's not just because I worry about my health; it is because I believe all things to be connected and to hold a touch of magic and sacredness within them.  If we destroy ecosystems, animals, and the planet's climate, we are hurting a spiritual being.

I read my kids Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" to introduce some of these concepts to them.  Like many of the late author's works, there is an important and somewhat political message to be found in it.  The Lorax speaks for the trees in the book; that is it's central theme.  Universal Pictures is making a movie of the book, but when an excited 4th grade class found out that the movie's website is devoid of that message, they started a petition asking Universal to preserve the message of the book.  I am thrilled to share this petition with all of you.  Not only does it ask Universal to help spread the message of environmental protection that was the point of book they are turning into a movie, this is also a great way to help these children become the leaders and change makers of tomorrow.  They are embracing their power as creators of reality and change. They are exercising their democratic muscles and they are taking on a big corporation for sake of the environment.  This is a big deal.  We can all help them out by signing their petition and sharing their message.

Please help Mr. Wells' 4th grade class persuade Universal to include environemtnal education in the film's website and presentation.


5 comments:

  1. Signed and grabbed the widget. ^_^

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  2. Awesome! I'm really excited that you guys have signed and shared. Stacy Evans did, too. So word will definitely get around. Thanks.

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  3. I will definitely sign and be sharing this! Thank you :)

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