Monday, June 2, 2008

Please, really do this

The Three Boys (Steven, Paris, Stephen) 2.
Image on one of the of 13 cards from the interactive series:

Greetings on Behalf of Our Environment.
These blank cards offer us a unique opportunity to seriously speak up on behalf of our Environment. The stamped envelope for each card is addressed to 'someone in power' (i.e. our Environmental Minister). I know there are those of you out there who want to see certain areas become protected zones, who have ideas about recycling that need to be put in place on a larger scale, who want and need funding to get important environmentally-related projects done for raising of awareness, who want to see TT cleaned up a lot more ...

Whatever it is you would like to say (whether 'simple' or 'complex'), say it, ask for it, suggest it. Send the message now.

Don't be apathetic and think that 'this won't work'. Don't be disillusioned and think "Those Ministers never do anything anyway". We never know what the smallest and simplest actions can achieve. Even if you don't know what to say or don't have anything to say on behalf of our Environment, you must know someone who does. Tell them about this initiative and seriously encourage them take part.

The cards will be on display, available for purchase (only $20 TT each) at the Red Earth Art Exhibition in Chaguaramas on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June. Purchase a card, take it home, think seriously about what you want to say, write your message or your letter in the card, get people to add their signatures in support of your message if you wish, slip it into the stamped envelope provided (addressed to the Minister of Housing, Planning and the Environment) ... and drop it in the nearest postbox. Don't wait too long. She will get the full impact of the cards with everyone's messages if they all arrive around the same time.

Please really do it.


Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2008
Chaguaramas (along the road to Maqueripe)
10.00am - 5:00 p.m.
* Photographic & Art Exhibition - various artists
Location: Mystic Masseur Old House
*Art Installations - Various artists
Location: St Chad’s Church
Cost: FREE

1 comment:

human being said...

i really appreciate your efforts, Elspeth... and sure they make a difference...
each step counts...

pity i cannot buy one... if i could, i would write:
mothers need nothing but respect...
so does mother nature...