Warning: This post starts off factual, but ends up in a bit of a meditation about life, the universe and everything. Please stick with it!
On 5th April, Netflix released a groundbreaking new series, Our Planet. Presented by Sir David Attenborough, it combines (the usual) stunning footage of the most spectacular and beautiful hidden bits of nature on Earth.
But what this series also does is warn about the climate crisis and about the increasing pressures that the climate catastrophe, caused by human activity, is having on ecosystems, and the creatures and plants that depend on them.
In a video filmed for the series, Sir David stated:
“If I were to give one piece of advice to people regarding the preservation of our planet, I would say – don’t waste. Don’t waste food. Don’t waste power. Don’t waste time.”
On a recent walk down by my local river, through the new green growth, blossom and leaves on the trees, I mused on each of these points – what each one means, what more it could mean. And I wanted to share a few of these thoughts with you here: Continue reading “Don’t Waste”