By Jennifer Griffiths | December 21, 2021
Today is Solstice. Birth place of 2022. The turnaround point for a new direction, for the planet and all of us on it.
What to turn around?
Perhaps our own apathy?
Moving from apathy to courage. Toward action, safeguarding the wellbeing of other species.
Let’s insist on a turnaround by companies who threaten breeding whales and fragile marine life.
Not with anger but with a gentle firmness. An insistance and a persistance, while staying in gratitude to these amazing creatures and the beautiful blue sphere we share, that supports us all as it turns and turns through space, towards a sun that is always shining, always gifting us its limitless energy, that these companies can and must learn to harvest.
Shell is about to blast extremely loud shockwaves into the Wild Coast of South Africa, a fragile and beautiful ecosystem that is a vital whale breeding ground.
Each shockwave is louder than a space shuttle launch, and local whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles will be subjected to them every 10 seconds, for five months, in whale mating season.
More about this by the Guardian newspaper 3 Dec and pm 1 Dec: last minute bid to stop Shell’s oil exploration in whale-breeding grounds
South Africa is rich in sunlight yet it was one of the few countries that did not support the global initiative towards a clean energy grid at COP26 last month. Why not?
What can we do to support marine life from backward thinking corporations?
What can we do to support the biodiversity of our beautiful planet? Think clean energy.
1. Sign these petitions and any others you can find.
2. Ask everyone you know to participate too.
3. Stop buying fuel from Shell or any product or service bearing their logo until there’s a change of heart among the leaders steering their enterprise.
4. Write a letter to Royal Dutch Shell asking them to turnaround completely and invest in clean energy such as solar or wind instead of opening new oil fields particularly in such a sensitive ecosystem. Address your letter to the head of this enterprise asking for change: Andrew Stewart Mackenzie, Shell Centre LONDON, SE1 7NA United Kingdom tel +44-2079341234
5. Support Oceans not oil
6. Donate towards litigation though thegreenconnection.org.za: see more in comments below.
7. See also the concept of radical inclusion, mentioned by William Ury in his explanation of the Green Grid. Perhaps by holding a higher vision for Shell, that they respond to this crisis by becoming a leading innovator and supplier of the solar powered green grid?
Other suggestions? Please add them below so we can all take action to support a global change of heart.