First things first, look at this image.
Pale Blue Dot Picture Source: NASA/JPL
Do you see the little blue dot? It’s more to the left of the picture in the red line. That’s Earth! It’s tiny and fragile in the grand scheme of the universe. It needs stewards and people who are not afraid to speak up for it; in other words conservationist and activists.
There are children’s movies that speak to this. For example, “Pocahontas” talks about respecting the Earth and treating it as a living thing. Here’s an excerpt from “Colors of The Wind”, a song featured in the Disney classic:
“You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name”
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” is an amazing example too. It features a world without any nature. It is a very true tale to what is happening now. The story line has two important characters; the “Lorax” and the “Once-ler”. The “Lorax” once defended the trees. The “Once-ler” lets greed take over everything else. We humans “develop” and “develop” land. Which really means cutting down all of the trees within sight. Did we forget how beautiful trees are or that they give us oxygen? But, what’s the big deal about oxygen, right?
“WALL-E” shows the world after the humans have obliterated all other life. “WALL-E” is a robot that cleans up trash. Our trash. Despite what some may think, the Earth is not a trash can.
There are many conservationists and activists on Earth. I am one of them. We are trying to save the only planet we have to live on. Most of the time we are ridiculed and viewed as a big joke even though saving the planet is no joke. Things are really not looking good for planet Earth. We raise awareness for this fact to the best of our abilities. The destruction of the Earth and trying to stop this destruction is no laughing matter. If you live here on Earth (and my guess is that you probably do), you need to care too.
With these vegan messages in these films, how are there not more Earth-loving and Earth-saving citizens of the world?
Alex on Fruits is a vegan blogger and activist. Alex has been vegan since 2007 and stands up against any and all injustice to any and all beings. Alex’s activism is through many mediums; social media influencing, web development, and web design.
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