Do you ever think about the type of world our kids will live in when they are older? Do you ponder on what kind of environment is going to be left for their future? Will they blame us and older generations for not doing anything or more to protect the world from being exploited for our own comfort and gain?
I do think about these questions now that I have my own children, but I don’t always actively involve myself in environmental causes because there are so many other needs that grab my attention.
But if I don’t do something, they may be left with nothing.
This video by Prince Ea gave me something to think about.
It’s an apology to future generations. A rap that has a message we can all learn from. It’s compelled me to do something that will make a difference in the world we live in today so that future generations will have something to enjoy and care for too.
The rap was inspired by Prince Ea’s time spent in Africa, watching forests being cut down all for the sake of making a dollar. He issues a challenge at the end of the video on what can we do individually to make a difference to the world we live in to protect it and preserve it.
One of the causes is Stand for trees.
African forests are being destroyed to make money. What can we do to help? We can stand for trees. Standing for trees protects forests from being destroyed and preserves a living environment for our kids to enjoy and benefit from in the future. The organization offers certificates that can be bought and the money will halt deforestation and combat climate change.
Prince Ea advises ‘’A wise man once said ‘When the rivers are all dried up and the trees are all cut down, man will realise he won’t be able to eat money. “
That’s definitely food for thought.
If you are compelled to donate, why not buy a certificate. If not, why not research local initiatives in your state or suburb that fight against climate change and protect our living environment.