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Take Care of Your Share of the Environment

About the Take Care of Your Share Program

Over the last two centuries, we have witnessed unprecedented ecological deterioration, including the thinning of the ozone layer, global warming, pollution of air, land, and water, daily extinction of plant and animal species, continuing destruction of vast portions of the world's wildlife habitat and loss of vital agricultural land.

Scientific research continues to show that the causes of these problems are not just global ones but individual ones as well.

As property owners, each of us has the opportunity to affect not just the environmental health of our land, but because of the interconnectedness of all land and all species, the continued health of the entire planet.

However, many individual citizens do not have the scientific knowledge required to guide us to make the best environmental choices for our homes and lands.

The mission of any government is to prepare its citizens to meet the significant contemporary challenges and the future issues of our society and to instill in them a strong personal commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Such obligations require both example and instruction.

Therefore, we urge the officials of international, national, state and local governments to join in to create a Take Care of Your Share campaign; a concerted effort to educate and encourage their citizens to Take Care of Their Share of the environment in their own homes and yards.

Through this campaign, we ask that you draw together the scientific knowledge available from the various environmental departments and educational facilities within your communities to create on-line or other means of educational resources so that our citizens can make sound environmental choices.

We ask for your help and encouragement in learning to restore the natural beauty of our great land while supporting a clean and safe environment for future generations.

We ask for the opportunity to change our own behaviors and embrace new alternatives for living in our environment.

We ask that you help us to work as individuals and as a community to minimize inappropriate practices and implement positive contributions to the health of our environment and our planet;

We ask that you examine your community's own environmental practices to assure that we are minimizing our negative impact on the environment and setting a good example as environmentally responsible citizens in a world that requires increasing understanding and sensitivity to the environmental issues that face mankind.

Help us preserve what we share together - our land, water, and air. Help us learn to Take Care of Our Share.

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New books echoes Pope's message - we all need to Take Care of Our Share of the Planet

New Book Stresses Message from Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS): The Message of Pope Benedict XVI for the celebration of the forty-third World Day of Peace was made public today. the Day is due to be celebrated on 1 January 2010 and has as its theme: "If You Want To Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation".

Pope's Message for World Day of Peace

Man's inhumanity to man has given rise to numerous threats to peace and to authentic and integral… Continue

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 5:28pm

Ive been banned from AARP!!

I think it's kind of funny, really. I am a member of a lot of on-line communities and, until today, one of them was the AARP website. Today I tried to login to that one and it says that my account has been suspended for posting something that is against their policy.

Now, the only things I post anywhere are messages about my environmental program. And the AARP community is supposed to be a place to share ideas about what we are doing in our "retirement" years.

Maybe they… Continue

Posted on March 4, 2009 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

CPR for the Planet ~ Conservation, Preservation, Restoration ~ NEW FORUM

CPR* for the Planet ~ Conservation, Preservation, Restoration

Image this scenario. You are walking down the road and you see a man, lying on the ground, gasping his last breath. Do you:

1) Pass him by

2) Stand around and discuss how he got in that predicament

3) Immediately jump in and try to help

4) Commit to educate yourself so that you can better handle the situation if it occurs again

Well, our planet is… Continue

Posted on March 4, 2009 at 9:30am

"Politicians are like weather vanes. Our jobs are to make the wind blow"

The quote above is from esteemed environmentalist David Brower who is my current inspiration to keep going on my environmental project to encourage our governments to educate and encourage all of us to Take Care of Our Share of the planet.

Our aim is to encourage all levels of government to join together to provide information to their residents about what they can do as individuals to help make a… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 9:20am

Take Care of Your Share - OF THE WORLD !! How You Can Help

The Take Care of Your Share project was started in 2003 to encourage all residents of Brevard County, Florida to learn to Take Care of Thier Share of the environment. The project soon expanded to include the entire state of Florida and then the entire United States.

Now that we are starting to get requests from citizens of other countries looking for information, and since this is a planetary… Continue

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 10:39am

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At 9:56am on March 31, 2009, The Ancient One said…
"Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Every wonderful sight will vanish, every sweet word will fade,
But do not be disheartened,
The source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
Why do you weep?
The source is within you
And this whole world is springing up from it."

At 8:03am on March 8, 2009, Silja Saareoks-Kaldre said…

For you, Betsy!
At 9:49am on February 21, 2009, Silja Saareoks-Kaldre said…

I feel truly blessed to have you as a friend!
At 6:59am on February 17, 2009, Silja Saareoks-Kaldre said…

I just love the way You care!
At 7:54am on February 15, 2009, dima27 said…

At 9:21am on February 13, 2009, TOMMY- THE MAVERICK SOUL said…
Your welcome......
At 11:44pm on February 10, 2009, Silja Saareoks-Kaldre said…
Thank you for your deep thinking about the whole life on our planet.
At 2:46pm on February 7, 2009, Richard Lukens said…
that old adage works for me.... I like to custom look of your page... I will check out what you are doing... the only deal is you have to tell me how you made the header work.... ;-)
At 12:52pm on February 7, 2009, TOMMY- THE MAVERICK SOUL said…
I am happy to have you as a new friend. Peace and much LOVE. Tommy
At 12:02pm on February 7, 2009, Richard Lukens said…
Hi Betsy.... glad you joined the Architects community... and your header is way cool... It looks like you are jumping right in... please make yourself at home here and have fun... looking forward to seeing more from you on the site... best wishes...


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