How Can We Do Less Harm To Our Environment?
How Can We Make Our Every Day Living More Green?
How Do We Do Less Of What Hurts The Earth And Produce More Of What She Needs?
Many societies all around the world are adopting a more “green” and sustainable way of living Our collective consciousness is being raised and we are realizing that being violent (causing harm) to our environment is dangerous and life threatening for our earth and everything trying to survive and flourish on earth. Just as Gandhi asked us to do no harm and the Iroquois Nations asked us to think of seven generations ahead of ourselves before we do anything because we need to be mindful about what we are doing to our earth for the next generations.
There are many ways to practice environmental nonviolence. We are doing some of this by: recycling; switching to LED light bulbs; composting our vegetation waste; and purchasing hybrid cars that produce less harmful emissions gas.
CRC would like to introduce another way to reduce the damage being done to earth by developing more environments. We want to create more Oyster reefs in the Northeast region of the United States and around the world! Why oyster reefs? Not only are they vitally important to our natural environment; they are essential. Just as coral reefs in the tropics, northern Oyster reefs are the crucial first step to the marine food chain. Oyster reefs protect our coastal beaches, towns and cities by creating a barrier from storm and wave damage. The reefs also improve the quality of our waters and oceans by filtering 50 gallons of water a day!
CRC is collaborating with two organizations, The Living Arts Institute, in Cape Cod, MA and the World Oyster Society (WOS), in Tokyo, Japan to educate individuals, organizations and schools about the benefits of bringing into existence brand new Oyster reefs locally and around the world.
“Wouldn’t it be a good thing for everyone to know about a species that is so critical to our wellbeing…and that, like the bees on land, perform such critical functions and are indispensible?” – Kahren Dowcett, founder of The Living Arts Institute.
The Living Arts Institute created a comedic play for the purpose of educating the public about why and how oysters are the foundation for all aquatic life. The play is called Cirque de Sea: A Tale About An Oyster Who Saves the World and the main character of course, is an oyster whose name is Sammy Spat.
What can you do now?
- Individuals, community organizations, schools can request Pricilla Prutzman and Kahren Dowcett to come give a workshop about Oysters and Environmental Nonviolence.
- Request the play Cirque de Sea: A Tale About An Oyster Who Saves the World to come to your community.
- You can also become aware of the projects that schools and organizations are starting: NY NJ Baykeepers; the Oysters to the Rescue Crowdrise fundraiser; and Riverkeepers, to name just a few.