This week's organization is:
The Louisville Sustainability Council brings together individuals, nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, and businesses to collaborate with the community to facilitate the achievement of Louisville’s sustainability goals.
Among the Louisville Sustainability Council's goals are to help improve the city's air quality, reduce total energy and water consumption, divert 50% of solid waste from the landfill, decrease transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy from renewable sources, and protect the city's waterways by exceeding national quality standards.
In addition to my donation, here's a song called 'Tiny Blue Dot'. It's from a TV show called Ready Jet Go that my kids like to watch sometimes. This song reminds me to do my part in protecting and sustaining our environment, whether I'm in Louisville or anywhere in the world. Even if you don't donate money to the LSC, I urge you to seek out sustainable efforts in your community and learn how you can help protect the enviroment where you live. Please think about your daily actions and consider what you can do to live more mindfully of the world around you.
We're all guests of nature and should respect our host accordingly. If we don't, our host might kick us out of this party someday. And I, for one, would like to keep this party going...
TINY BLUE DOT
SO LONELY IN THE DARK
FROM WAY OUT HERE
YOU'D NEVER KNOW
HOW BEAUTIFUL AND VARIED AND GRAND IT IS
HOW MANY CREATURES CALL IT HOME
SHINY BLUE DOT
LOST IN THE UNIVERSE
SO EASY JUST TO PASS IT BY
BUT OH YOU EARTHIES KNOW HOW SWEET IT IS
HOW PRECIOUS RIGHT BENEATH YOUR FEET IT IS
THERE'S NOWHERE ELSE
THAT YOU COULD LIVE BUT THIS
THE ONLY HOME YOU'VE KNOWN
WHEN YOU'RE FLOATING OVER EARTH
AND YOU SEE IT FROM ABOVE
IT TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY
THIS PLANET THAT WE LOVE
ONLY LOOKING DOWN LIKE THIS
CAN WE SEE OUR TASK SO CLEAR
THAT WE SHOULD BE THE GUARDIANS
OF ALL THAT WE HOLD DEAR
SWEET BLUE SPACESHIP GLEAMING IN THE SUN
THE ONLY HOME YOU'VE EVER KNOWN
TINY BLUE DOT
WHAT A GORGEOUS LITTLE SPOT