I JUST finished watching, “Venom: Nature’s Killer” on my PBS channel and I’m really HOT. Super MAD HOT.
Not because today’s scientists are sampling venom from jelly fish, spiders, and lizards and coming up with medication that combats heart disease, epilepsy, and possibly cancer (awesome)…but because in the last 10 minutes of the clip, one scientist said on camera, and I quote…
The only reason why people would conserve nature is to make money off of it.
That is exactly what he said and what I frantically scribbled down. He refers to the pharmaceutical companies. They [pharmaceutical companies] don’t care about nature, but want to gain wealth. They employ many, many, many scientists.
Enough with the greed!!!
We, on the other hand, are true lovers nature. Money is not our goal. There are several organizations that protect nature on a volunteer basis. I am lucky to know several in my area:
This is only a fraction of the volunteer opportunities in the Chicago area. I’m sure your area has several site opportunities as well.
If you are limited on time and cannot volunteer, you can still help….
Take a picture of your favorite place in nature and show a friend, show a neighbor, show an elderly person. Describe in great detail the wonderful sounds you hear when you took that picture. Use as many sensory words as you can….what did you smell, what did you hear, what was the temperature, were you happy, were you peaceful? Just share your experience. You will spark a tiny flame for nature in that individual’s heart. That is your contribution. You didn’t do it to make money, you didn’t do it to profit, you didn’t do it to better yourself…you did it for nature’s sake.
You are a true lover of nature.
BTW: This Saturday is the next FREE nature sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center in Willow Springs, IL. Not doing it for money…doing it to ignite a passion for nature in anyone who wants it!
We LOVE nature!!!