I just had a fantastic conversation with my dad, which has prompted me to write this post......... Yesterday I was in a well known office stationary supplier looking for a pack of paper. Faced with a huge wall full of options I started to look closer. The paper started nearest the counter with the cheapest option which was 100% virgin paper = bad!
People tend to deny information that they find uncomfortable. In the seminal book States of Denial sociologist Stanley Cohen states that a proclivity to deny disturbing facts is the normal state of affairs for people in an information-saturated society. Cohen’s book is based on wide-reaching cross-cultural studies including Nazi Germany, South Africa, Israel/Palestine, Rwanda and others zones of human rights abuse, genocide and state sanctioned or institutional violence.
It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico.
Tibetan Buddhists feed their dead to the vultures. This is good karma.
Meet Norman. He’s not your everyday housecat. Little by little he’s helping to save our oceans.
Learn more about him and his mission at http://www.wwf.ca/seafood