Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not

I absolutely love "The Lorax". It is such a powerful story and considering it's almost 40 years old, it's still a really relevant message today.

 

Today is an excellent chance to look back at my own involvement in the "green movement". Two years ago today I completed my first two month bike tour with environmental education group. We biked from Vancouver to Calgary and it was the first time I really felt alive inside. Last year, on this same day, I set off on my second tour with them, this time on the western coast of B.C. and again I felt the passion to keep trying to make the world a better place.

 

It's idealistic yes, and sometimes people don't like to know the story behind society...where food comes from, how we get our fuel, what happens to our waste, but I really believe that things can get better. Dr.Seuss thought so, why can't I?

 

 

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TOTW: Nostalgia

TRP: Dr.Seuss

FGR: Painted Faces & Square Crops

  • Paul Smith 6y

    Don't know why I didn't comment the other day - really great shot. Congrats on explore :)

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  • MinneSeoul 6y

    Awesome. I love the Lorax!
  • davidgano 6y

  • Dino Maglie 6y

    I love your photos!
  • Adriana Ferreira 6y

    amei a interferencia!
  • stephleupagus 6y

    everything is perfect about this; concept, tones, lighting, use of space, texture and especially the story.. this actually brightened my day. thanks so much for sharing, and keep on rocking in the free world!
    -Steph
  • nicholas andreadis 6y

    your photostream is magic!!
    great work
  • Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovic 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Charissa Massas 6y

    This makes me happy...ok know i just realized I commented on only pics that have book references..hmm yeha can you tell i am a book geek..sorry
    But i really love your literary references :)
  • ARFoto & crafts 6y

    Love both photos. Dr. Seuss Rocks!
  • B Rosen 6y

    oh my god, i love the lorax so much. i recently went back and watched it on youtube. my fav seuss film.
  • mdvadenoforegon2 6y

    The Lorax vid on Youtube

    Just found it there in 6 parts. A masterpiece.
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  • Emily W. 6y

    love love love love the lorax
  • humbertoglz 5y

    Loveit!!!!!
  • Agnes Periapse 5y

    Oh, delightful. That is actually my favourite Seuss book. I have named my home wifi network ThneedNet.
  • Rachael Hulme 5y

    I whole-heartedly love this picture, everything about it.
  • Costas 5y

    Amazing self. Your work is cool.
  • ashleyann<3 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Painted Tree Lovers <3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Justin Kuder 2y

    Oh my god the Lorax!! <3
  • Dave Emerson 1y

    The Lorax is my friend. Society and technology are very complex and inter-woven in all kinds of details and intricacies. In our quest for the best, we often fail to see the ultimate effects of what we do. Unfortunately, the "green movement" is as guilty of this as anyone else. Balance is hard, but balance is what we must pursue if we are to continue as a civilised society of human beings on this Earth. The Earth will be here in another million years. The question is will WE? And will we be modern or stone-aged?
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