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by TheLegacyWeLeave category: Environment
A Letter from The Next Generation:
I asked my mom when I was 10 where I could see a tree, her response to me was this:
"Sweetheart a forest are where trees grow, but you cannot see them there."
When I asked her why? she simply told me they do not exists anymore. It didn't bother me at that time but as I look back now, I look back with pain in my heart.
I can only see the vibrant leaves and the tangled branches in pictures forever still. I know you will never read this because you are long gone leaving me with only pictures to create a fantasy and not being able to see it in reality. But if you could read this I would tell you to protect what is left. To preserve it.
To not sell it for oil or coal to get money, but get unlimited money from resources that you can renew like our sun.
I would tell you that every tree you chop down, every species that goes extinct,we will never ever see in real life but in the fantasy of pictures only. I would tell you that you are taking away our chance to see the beauty of something that cannot be replaced, or created.
I would tell you that every culture you destroy by relocating them off the land they have lived on for centuries, and changing their source of food and diet for the worse... you are destroying history, and identity. When history is destroyed you can never get it back and learn from it, and when you destroy someones identity you destroy who they are as a person.
I would tell you this because you did not do them, and now the ones who are living today are stuck with the choices and destruction you have created.
I wish you could have preserved and protected what cannot be replaced so people like me can see it as well.
A child you left behind.
The letter above is to bring out the issues and struggles which deforestation creates and causing. If we don't stop now and protect what little forest we have left there is a possibility that our children, and the next generation will only get to see the beauty of nature and the forest only through photos.
The legacy which we all leave behind when we die is how our actions and decisions create a world where it affects the ones that are living. This means that if we help destroy and damage this world the children who are growing up now, and the children to come will have a more damaged world than we have. BUT...if we protect and care for the world before the time is up our children and the children to come will have a better world than we did...and to me that is how it should be.*
*The link is to a Petition on Change.org to make it Illegal by International Law to Auction or Destroy The Amazon Rainforest. At this moment 8 million acres of Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest is being Auctioned off to Chines Oil Companies.
If this auction goes through the aboriginal people who have lived on that land for centuries could be kick off their land, abused, or forced to work for the company. This forest also holds 1/10th of the species on this earth and some we still haven't discovered. So I am asking for your support on spreading this petition. Thank you.
For Updates, or Eco friendly Clothes here is my blog http://thelegacyweleavebehind.wordpress.com/
I own a Blog called The Legacy We Leave Behind 4 Our Children. To be honest with you I am 17 and have high functioning autism. I am not stupid, retarded (I really dislike that word), or dumb. I am someone who is trying to make a better world for people who will be here when I die.
The Legacy I want to leave behind is the Legacy of repairing and protecting.
As someone having autism nature and animals seem to be the one thing that calms me down. When I heard of the auctioning of The Amazon Rainforest I was honestly sick and decided to create this petition in hopes the forest will be protected.
I am sorry if this bio seems odd or short but I just want to protect something that can never be recreated and that one day I would like to see. Thank you for supporting!