Tomorrow, April 22nd may be Earth Day and I would like to use “Eyeth Day” instead– because those who hear live on the planet known as “Earth” and the root of the word is to hear. Deaf people who live on this planet who are the people of the eye prefers “Eyeth”.
Eyeth Day is important. I admire trees. I admire water. I admire environmentalists. We need to preserve trees and clean water on this Earth we live, breath and sleep through trees and water surrounded all of us. Did you know that right now at this hour, one tree for every four persons? It should be seven trees for every person. When I learned through higher education: Environmental Sociology, and Environmental Education Through Native American Lenses had shown stronger love for Eyeth Day. It is all about preserving indigenous practices and food justice.
From the local to the global, debates over environmental issues—what they are and what we should do about them—are all around us. We need to take a serious look at critical examination of these debates we see every day reveals that environmental problems are not simply scientific challenges, but social, political, economic, and even culture ones, as well.
One of the most powerful pieces I’ve read written by Michael Maniates, “Individualization: Plant a Tree, Buy a Bike, Save the World?” and you can read PDF below in the references.
Perhaps nowhere is this complexity more evident than in current discussions over the meaning and practice of “sustainability”. Three books that I would highly recommended for the readers:
Environmental and Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues, and First Along the River: A Brief History of the U.S. Environmental Movement and Defending Mother Earth: Native American Perspectives on Environmental Justice.
My thought of the day for the Eyeth community: Is there enough awareness to discuss about sociological lens to consider the causes, consequences, and responses to major environmental issues—from global concerns over climate change to local controversies?
Celebrate Eyeth Day! Keep the Eyeth strong about environmental awareness!
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