Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Beautiful, Amazing Planet

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

This super fast motion fly by of the Space Station is amazing!  Auroras, lightning, storms and more.  We live on a very special planet that needs our help.  When we were visiting Cancun a few weeks ago, my nephew Dan and I would go for a long jogs along the beach.  Dan is picking up trash as we jog and depositing it in trash cans along the beach and I join him in this endeavor.  Only one person acknowledged our work after passing 50-75 beach goers.  One morning we came upon a shelf of sand above the waves.  It was littered with tons of seaweed.  The seaweed had trapped a bunch of plastic and trash and our job was to pick it all up and clean this area of the beach.  It took us over 30 minutes to accomplish the task.  But we attacked it with gusto.  Dan found a huge half jug that we could pile alot of trash into and use it to carry the items to the trash cans.  It was mind blowing how much trash there was.  We made at least 6 trips to the closest hotel trash cans.  No one on the beach said a word or attempted to help us.  We finished that and continued picking up trash as we headed back to the hotel.  My nephew Dan (26?) is an inspiration as far as trying to make where ever he is a little more beautiful.  I hope to continue along this path and hope that if you see trash on the street or on a beautiful beach, you will make the effort to take care of it.  It's never too late to start! 

This next clip might inspire you...or at least make you smile.  Click here.

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