This issue of Passport is dedicated to the men, women, and children around the world who work tirelessly, every day, to ensure that our beautiful planet survives and flourishes for future generations. The work these individuals are doing is essential to our very existence. Their endeavors encourage us to use renewable energy, promote the production of organic, fair trade foods and products, wear sustainable clothing, and live our lives in a way that respects and protects our natural environment. Join us as we travel to Costa Rica, Cambodia, Curacao, and beyond to discover myriad natural wonders and human accomplishments that are an inspiration to all.
Protecting our planet has never been more important. Whether you decide to drive an electric car, convert your home to solar, wind, or another renewable energy, or only use products that are recyclable and reusable, everything you do makes all the difference in the world.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need, but not for man's greed.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
—Native American Proverb
The packaging for a microwavable "microwave" dinner is programmed
for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes,
and a landfill dead-time of centuries.
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.
[Published: April, 2012]