Sunday, August 10, 2008

Inspiration from China

Gearing up for the Olympics and now with the games in progress, much has been written about the challenges China is facing in improving its environmental record and conditions, as well as human rights. An early precursor to understanding China's industrialization and environmental issues can also be found in the 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes.

But, I was inspired -- no matter how political one may call it -- by the Olympic game's opening ceremony and how there was honor to the planet, to its people, and to our future harmony. If you haven't seen those ceremonies, see if your TV service offers a video-on-demand recording.

I do believe that China, like most of the advanced countries in the world, are awakening to their environmental responsibilities -- including conservation of resources and a newfound awakening of preserving a better world for our children.

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