WTW Official Statement on Advocacy
Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:57 PM
– Edward Abbey
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
1994 Ranger II FWC ATC Hybrid
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln
Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:35 AM
Ted went on to say [approximately paraphrased], "If I was a betting man, I'd bet that we won't succeed -- that we will screw up the planet's natural environment in a big way. But what else am I going to do but try?" Then Turner went on to mention a TV program on the damage caused by world population growth (the ultimate villain for all environmental/land-use/quality-of-life issues IMHO -- also Turner's opinion), a program that his network was going to re-run even though he knew that ratings would be lousy...because what else can he do but try?
BTW: I'm not an advocate/defender of Turner or Cousteau -- just the principles contained in these statements.
Principles before personalities, I say.
So I ask myself -- especially now that I have almost 100% free time (until I'm like Grandpa Simpson, at the rest home sittin' in front of "the staring window" ) -- what else can I do but try to do the right thing even if it seems a low probability that the right thing will ultimately prevail?
(OK, I'll step down from the soapbox now )
Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:43 PM
Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:55 PM
On our annual father and son trip, before we leave on Sunday everyone (little kids, oldsters, even teens) grabs a trash bag and we scour the site clean. Funny but we never have a problem getting the reservation every year.
2004 2500 CTD 4X4 FWC HAWK
Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:10 PM
My truck club does the same thing at our annual campouts - amazing how our image changes from a bunch of 'rowdy, smelly truck owners' to those 'really nice auto enthusiasts that left the campground cleaner than when they arrived'.
We need to continue to lead by example - make our positive voices be heard - and tell people about our good works.
1993 Four Wheel Grandby
Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:23 PM
Yeah, what he said!