Stand up for earth
There's no Planet B
The Apex of Grace
Leopards are among the most powerful, intelligent, and stunning creatures on Earth. The Apex of all-natural beauty.
To watch a Leopard move through the forest is an unforgettable gift.
Nothing moves with more grace.
The Leopard is absolutely perfect.
"The Leopard is absolutely Perfect."
Adorned with grace, poise, balance, and power, a great being like a Leopard demands respect and admiration.
A leopard is a master of hiding and hunting. We only find those that wish to be found. The moment you see one;
time stands still.
"The Moment You See ONE All Time Stands Still"
Before your gaze finds a Leopard you will first be heard, seen, and studied.
Their senses are more heightened than we humans can imagine.
They reveal themselves only if they have determined no threat.
To find so much as their shadow passing by is an honour,
for if they show even this then they have chosen not to harm us.
As I knelt to take this photograph I was in awe of the beauty before me.
The Leopard is a perfect living artwork in so many ways;
There is divinity in their form, spirit, and movement.
While he stood next to a tree carefully studying a human,
I wondered within at how powerful this Leopard was.
Immediately he turned and jumped up the tree,
launching himself over 30 foot vertically.
I have never seen anything move with such elegance and power.
Such raw, effortless, incredible motion.
He turned to look back from the height of the tree.
It felt like he was actually reading my thoughts;
Seeing, feeling and connecting spiritually.
I believe he could feel my complete admiration.
The Leopard is one of nature's great forms. It is a blessing to simply be near to such majesty.
When looking at these beings we see creation's perfection. Behind those eyes is a raw living spirit.
Leopard's are living miracles.
Yet they are endangered.
When humanity begins to protect Nature rather than destroy it,
All life on Earth will thrive and human beings will rapidly evolve.
Protecting Nature is key to our evolution and awakening.
"Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win."
Because of human activity many animals are critically endangered.
Over half of all animal species are now in decline.
In the past few decades, habitat destruction and poaching has caused Leopard populations to dramatically decrease - by over 80%.
Many other species on Earth are
now facing extinction.
We need to change this.
The Amur Leopard is one of the most endangered species on Earth.
It is believed that there are just 70 of
these beautiful beings left living wild.
Just 70 wild Amur Leopards.
On the whole Planet.
How can this go unnoticed?
Why is there so little awareness?
Because the ones who harm earth have great influence over mass media.
Protecting Keystone Species
Certain species in an ecosystem are disproportionally more impactful than others. This is because they perform functions in the ecosystem that have a large wider impact.
Such species are known as "keystone" species.
The loss of keystone species can cause sudden collapse of entire ecosystems. Particularly when these species keep human beings off the land, like the Leopard.
Unsustainable Industry is Destroying this Planet
"Every year about 18 million hectares of forest –
an area the size of England and Wales –
- World Resources Institute
like the Leopard.
Because of unsustainable industry there are now so few safe spaces for animals left that we are completely losing hundreds of species every day.
We still have time to save these beautiful animals,
but it is now or never.
Either we stand up now for the Earth and all natural lifeforms,
or we fail them.
It's that simple.
To stand up for and protect Earth means putting an end to harmful, unsustainable, destructive industry.
We can easily create a more sustainable, balanced and natural world - but it is up to us to act.
Ecocide is the destruction or harm of any ecological systems. It happens from the direct killing of a species or the destruction/degradation of their liveable habitat.
This usually harms food supplies or water sources.
Isn't it absurd that it's not already illegal?
There are some existing protections that are supposed to prevent ecocide, and people are working hard to create large protected areas, like the new Himalayan National Park in Pakistan, but very rarely are they properly monitored. Protections for such habitat needs to be enforced, otherwise it is just a political move.
One example is the Marine Protected Areas of the U.K, which the British Government have not protected at all and in fact allowed hundreds of huge supertrawlers to fish, even though they were originally supposed to be a sanctuary that protected animals from overfishing and allowed collapsing species to recover.
You can sign this petition to ban supertrawlers and other destructive fishing from the UK’s offshore Marine Protected Areas.
Massive support for such petitions and legal work will help, but we need to do so much more than just signatures and petitions. We have to wake up.
We need a great collective awakening with real action.
We can still save Earth, by acting together,
If we act now.
"Every year about 18 million hectares of forest –
an area the size of England and Wales – is cleared."
- World Resources Institute
In learning about the source of ingredients in items we can make a real change in our choices and actions. The most obvious of which is in the products we buy.
Many already know that Orangutan live in the rainforests of southeast Asia, but most are unaware that an area of rainforest larger than the united kingdom has already been destroyed in the past few years just to plant palm oil
crops for use in many widely used products.
"Many rainforests in Central and South America have been burnt down to make way for cattle farming, which supplies beef to the rest of the world. It is estimated that for each pound of beef produced, 200 square feet of rainforest are destroyed."
It's not just the Orangutan that suffer from this senseless destruction.
We're losing many more species to unsustainable farming methods and corporate greed.
So many companies profit from the destruction of rainforest, woodlands, oceans and other animal habitat. There are different ways and reasons, but all of it is about the same thing:
money. We can stop this whole process, just by taking away the money.
If we just stand up to protect these habitats, levying huge fines upon anyone and any organisation involved in their destruction, while choosing to use sustainable alternatives,
we can quickly and rapidly transform the world and protect remaining habitats.
No form of business should be operating within a hundred miles of biodiverse spaces.
They are the last remaining strongholds for nature's ecological framework.
If we lose these last ecosystems, it will be impossible to recover from.
It will also trigger a planetary scale ecological collapse,
which will also lead to economic collapse.
All life on Earth needs Natural Ecosystems.
If they collapse we will all suffer.
No matter how much money is made.
The image above shows how large sections of rainforest are being cleared to plant palm oil
with harmful mono-cropped plantations. This destroys natural ecology and food webs..
The impact that palm oil production is having upon the forests where Orangutang live is devastating and should become known to more people so that it is stopped.
Though it seems a mammoth task for any individual we have incredible power when we work together. Perhaps the most amazing example of this is how two young girls started a petition that gained support from several hundred thousand people and forced the massive corporate food brand Kellogg's to change their sourcing of ingredients to sustainable alternatives.
Together we can create massive change but first we need to make others aware of the issues and how we can solve them. This can be done most effectively through conscious documentary, writing, artwork, high profile advocates and individual people like you and I taking grass roots action, whether it through sustainable farming, supporting mass protests or creating and sharing work like this.
We are the Earth's last and only hope.
Please share this work.
Switching to A Sustainable World
Thanks to massive efforts from environmental activists and conservational reform the Malaysian government announced in 2019 some key policies to regulate palm oil. This is a step forward but as it is not being enforced properly we need more pressure.
We have to stop using the palm oil from rainforest regions.
One of the greatest personal choices we can make for both the planet and our own wellbeing is to grow our own food. Humanity as a whole needs to stop using chemicals pesticides in farming and choose to use more sustainable crops with more sustainable farming methods
We also need to ensure every company involved in destruction of the rainforest becomes sanctioned internationally, so that no one can profit from the destruction of
these priceless planetary treasures.
In August 2020 great pressure from activist on the U.K government lead to sanctions being proposed, as legislation was proposed upon larger companies that are unable to demonstrate their supply chains are free from illegal deforestation. An excellent step, but only if the sanctions are enough.
Some of these companies make billions of dollars, and are able to walk through even hundred million dollar fines. We need sanctions that make a real, immediate and tremendous difference. All funding raised from such sanctions should go to the regeneration of animal habitat and natural ecology.
"It is only when you care for nature that you protect it"
- Jane Goodall
Switching from the destructive economy to the creative and sustainable economy is the fastest way to transform the world for the better. Supporting those who are working for good is one of the single greatest ways to make a difference to the world. We know the old ways are not working.
It is time now we come together to create something better.
I would personally argue that all companies and individuals involved in the past destruction of natural habitat should now be made to pay for its replanting, cultivation and recovery. If those businesses stop destructive activity they can be allowed to continue trading. If they simply fail we have done Earth a great service. There is no sensible reason to let this kind of madness continue.
We can't continue to support an economy of destruction.
By closing down harmful business we help sustainable ones grow.
As a people and nation this is a choice we can make.
It takes a lot of work to understand the details of some issues, to break them down into solutions and identify the people or projects most effectively working for positive change.
We need to share this work with each other, or it won't go very far.
While it is important to take responsibility for each of our own choices, like choosing responsible banking or sustainable alternatives to palm oil based products,
some of our choices will have a bigger impact.
Stopping Ecocide Funding
Consumers are influencing the way business does its work
Here is a list of the banks that support fossil fuels and ecological destruction the most.
If millions of people simply choose to take their money out of the banks funding ecocide it will effectively stop.This is because the people who destroy ecosystems do it for money, not fun. If they aren't paid it will suddenly stop, just like many other industries and forms of work that have stopped this past year.
So how can we do this? By taking our money out of the banks and encouraging others to do the same. The banks will either notice this trend and rapidly change their ways to keep customers, or they will struggle until failure. If they do not change their ways and customers keep leaving then they will be unable to make such huge loans as they lose the capital base (that your deposits provide) to do so.
Banks like Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, Bank of America, Barclays, Scotiabank, Credit Suisse and HSBC are responsible for over 70% of all fossil fuel investment. If these banks stop funding ecocide, it will collapse as an activity almost entirely worldwide. This means we can actually save the
planet just by switching banks. Please, spread the word.
"If you plant trees in a city it has enormous benefits – it cools the temperature, cleans the air, stabilises the soil against flooding and improves psychological
and physical health, to mention only a few."
- Jane Goodall
Funding Good Works
"I am always meeting amazing people doing great projects to allow biodiversity to creep back." - Jane Goodall
Many amazing people and their projects have been and still are fighting for the future of this planet.
there is so much hope still for us to create a better world.
We just have to stand up
and work together.
Ecosia have now planted over 100 million trees, all funded with revenue from people using their search engine! Simple actions like switching the search engine you use can have a profound effect when we join together.
Just this month the Food, Farming and Forestry Commission in the U.K reported that it is entirely feasibly for Britain to become completely ecologically sustainable in terms of food production with enough collective actions.
Many people are waking up, with most people asked in the U.K against their money being used for destruction.
One of the most immediate differences you can make is to take your money out of bad banks.
Here is the bank I suggest switching to if you live or do business in Europe. Triodos was founded in 1980 with a mission to 'help create a society that protects and promotes quality of life and human dignity for all' by means of ethical banking. They are leading the charge in positive investment by a long way.
To Become Sustainable & Responsible
Governments and corporations often hide what they do behind opaque legal jargon, false advertisement and a series of shell companies. This causes problem for us, since it hides what is really happening from the people. We have seen far too much of this in recent time.
Despite many figureheads placed in front of us as "real change", we all know inside that they represent the same system; One of centralised power were people are governed by default from birth -which is therefore without consent.
Perhaps you believe these people will make good decisions on your behalf, but I don't.
All of my adult life I have seen them making bad choices, even some that are pure evil.
I believe that our children could make much better decisions.
Truly. Children are much better leaders.
That is why I stand with them.
If you have always wanted to change the world but did not know when or how, now is the time.
There can be no purer movement than millions of children standing up for the Earth.
There can be no greater purpose than to save a planet, its life & nature.
There is no better time than right now, in this present, to act.
What better future can we seek than a free world.
The events of recent times are sign and a trumpet call for those with an ear.
We are being called to come together and act as one unified people.
By giving all our effort we can change this whole world.
If we act collectively, it will change humanity forever.
2021 is a year of revival. It is time we wake up.
Use your power. Know yourself.
Serve truth. Free Earth
We are one love.
During the many actions and protests I have taken part in these incredibly inspiring young people have always astounded me. As we marched through the streets I have also seen thousands of compassionate older people supporting them in spirit.
If the older people act with us it would make a huge difference.
If we worked together and shared resources our planet would transform.
Some may question the goal or effectiveness of peaceful protesting and "creative actions", but it has worked before and the alternative is harsh. If enough people come together, massive peaceful protests will definitely work. This is why people like myself are still trying
amid much resistance, to awaken more people while there is still time.
We learned one very important thing last year; That the world can be changed rapidly.
Let's change it for good.
Imagine millions of people having a peaceful,
sharing, beautiful and creative gathering in the centre of
all the worlds towns and cities.
Imagine joining them.
Sharing good food and projects.
Supporting each other through persecutions
Standing up for love and peace.
Imagine the good it would do.
Not only for the world but yourself.
Imagine the kind people you'd meet.
When we make our next stand,
I hope you will join us.
This can really make a difference.
This moment above was both inspiring and very hard for me. Thousands of police had begun encircling the protestors, intending to trap, dishearten and intimidate them. An action known as "kettling". As the police quickly surrounded us these brave young people had to decide what to do fast.
They acted brilliantly and guided their peers through the closing walls of police with full riot gear, horses and helicopters; but they should never have had to do this.
Our children should never be facing aggression from government and grown adults.
We, the adults, should be standing with our children.
The young people of today are amazing. Despite such a difficult and traumatic world they stand up for the planet and place themselves against the aggression of destructive systems.
A system they had no part in creating, and that their parents should be changing.
They are changing it for us, but need much more help.
The least we can do is stand with them now.
It is our duty to protect children.
There were many watching the protests that clearly wanted to support and join, but didn't. I do not know why, but believe the world had somehow constricted their sense of self and freewill. Perhaps this has happened to you. I hope and pray you will be free from the world, and serve what is good.
May goodness and love guide you always inside.
If you feel a connection with this movement, then please stand up and join in.
If children are out here on the streets, literally fighting for the planet. How can we not stand with them?
They need our help, our skills, experience and resources.
There are no teenagers in the boardrooms;
Just those who forgot they were once.
They need our efforts and voices, our understanding and knowledge.
May the children and planet be our guides and influencers.
May all those who hear this stand up to act with them.
In 2019 there were huge demonstrations across the world to protect planet Earth, the largest of which was an international action across over 60 cities simultaneously.
Though media kept quiet and effectively hid these events rom you,
it was impossible to hide everything done completely.
We have never seen such an international movement in human history.
Over 30,000 people gathered in London to stand with our children and demand protection for the planet. Despite thousands of arrests, harsh weather and aggressive use of police force we worked together and endured with love and resilience.
The demands made were simple:
That Government and media tell the truth about the planet's ecological crisis.
That they immediately declare an ecological emergency.
That they act now to stop the destruction of animal species.
That they reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero within 5 years.
That they enact the will of the people through a citizens assembly.
The impact was global, with over a thousand declarations of climate emergency in more than 33 countries. In the same year, the people of Ethiopia planted 350 million trees across 1000 sites in a single day, almost 400,000 acres of endangered animal habitat in Myanmar was declared a protected area, a major project to re-wild the Danube Delta began, Ireland pledged to plant 440 million trees and wild bison were reintroduced to Bulgaria (resulting in the first wild born calf in 800 years).
Continued pressure on government and mass activism creates real change.
The corporate controlled world political and economic system is designed to concentrate more and more resource power into the hands of a few organisations and people. This has been especially true over the last year because of the sweeping actions of government worldwide. To illustrate this point, consider the fact that just 10 people increased their personal wealth by over $300 Billion dollars in 2020. That is more than the entire federal budget of Russia, Costa Rica, Nigeria and Nepal combined. We are talking about the resources of 274 MILLION PEOPLE being less than just 10.
How is this system still going?
Why are people allowed to buy the Earth?
It's time we change this.
While the controls introduced over the past 12 months have had a crippling impact on most small businesses, massive corporate companies like Amazon and Walmart have benefitted profoundly (together they made over 50% more profit during 2020). As small businesses have been forced to shut down even more money has been directed toward centralised corporate entities which either were allowed to stay open or received massive benefits - from taxpayers.
It is time for a great awakening.
The Planet is Shared
The resources of the Earth should not belong to anyone. They should be shared responsibly.
Many humans understand this. We are one tribe. One nation.
There are no borders to truth.
The only law is love.
The Earth is a Gift
We share this great Earth.
Amber skies and the meadows.
All the leaves on great trees,
The old junipers, young willows.
Swimming through the vast oceans,
Meeting tortoise and dolphins,
From the Leopards and Lions,
To the buffalo beside them.
From great mountains and jungles,
To the birds and the bees,
No one owns this great planet.
We share all of these.
Protect the Earth.
Decentralise the Economy
Protecting ecology naturally protects true economy,
Because no form of economy can survive without nature.
The current destructive, unsustainable economy is what we must transform.
Protecting the Earth, other people and nature,
this is humanities' greatest work.
Sharing is an act.
It is good and also liberating.
We can choose to share.
By growing our own food and building
places others can come to, we become self
sustainable and free ourselves from the world. When we do this it becomes easier to serve others and do good works. Imagine a tribe of people who live to serve good?
Let's become that tribe.
There have been many peoples and cultures who understood this. They lived sustainably and used organic material for their building.
We can and should be doing the same.