September 07, 2010

Help for the Environment (from an 8-3/4 year-old)

The following appeared in Rochester Zen Center's publication, Zen Bow volume XXXIII number 1. The age of the author, Sage McDonald, is given as 8-3/4:

I love to live in a good environment. It helps us live comfortably and I am sure we want to live in comfort. The air is clean instead of bad molecules in the air. This is how we can help:

  1. Be vegetarian.
  2. Not drive big cars which drink lots of gas.
  3. Clean up garbage.
  4. Recycle.

Without a good environment, we would not be alive. We would not have healthy water to wash and drink. We would not have vegetables and crops. We would have no trees and plants and green stuff. It connects with Buddhist teachings through compassion and loving the world.

Take Sage's advice and do your part! Zen Bow is online here. Subscribe by writing to:

Zen Bow Subscriptions Desk
Rochester Zen Center
7 Arnold Park
Rochester, NY 14607

The cost for US subscriptions is $20 for 4 issues and $40 for 8 issues.

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Kathryn's picture

Thanks for the inspiration. We all need to hear it even when what you advise is not easy.

Mike's picture

Sage - Thanks for sharing your advice on caring for the environment. I will have to do lots of cleaning up garbage and recycling! Love you, Mike

Deborah Zaretsky's picture

Sage you are my hero!!! Thank-you for reminding us of what is important.

Katie's picture

From the mouth of babes!