THE GREEN Meeting #9 Recap

Sundance Channel Island in Second Life was full of life on Tuesday, June 12th. The week’s theme was KIDS and environmental refugees. Some pretty great questions were raised concerning how kids are so central to the environmental movement. They are basically the reason that many of us environmentalists are so interested in being green.

In case you missed the Simran Sethi: Kids Webisode, we are posting it here.

Simran brings up the Kyoto Treaty, which tried to establish a precedent for basic environmental human rights such as clean air, available fresh water and clean soil. Although many countries were present not all of them ratified the treaty, including some larger countries. The end result is that the people of this world have a long ways to go before everyone can be protected from environmental hazards like drought, famine, disease and poverty.

These are very large and scary issues, but be comforted by the knowledge that a few small decisions in your life can cause positive changes in the world. The products that you buy and the countries those products come from can make a major impact on the lives of countless environmental refugees. For instance, every person who boycotts a pair of sneakers made in a sweatshop sends a signal to the business world that draconian business techniques will not be tolerated nor supported. Remember, what you do and think does make a difference in the world.

A Reminder for You: The Next Second Life Q&A Session with Simran Sethi

When: Tuesday, June 19 at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST
What: An evening starting with an environmentally themed short film and ending with 45 minutes of Q&A with one of the world’s most renowned environmental journalists: Simran Sethi
Topic: Paper or Plastic?
Where: Sundance Channel in Second Life, in the Main Screening Room