Here is February’s list, Be Kind to Others. Something we should do on a daily basis, innately and unconsciously. Kindness is not about giving back to a specific group of people (or creatures), its about realizing there is a world beyond ourselves, our perceptions; ultimately our actions & interactions affect one another. But most importantly be kind to yourself first & foremost.
You don’t have to do this alone, you make a project out of it, invite your friends &/or family, start a group, spread random acts of kindness and you can even share your journeys. Don’t limit it to a month! Lists are to stimulate and help come up with more ideas!
Here are some links that can help you out
Learn about Operation Beautiful & Contribute
No-Kill Animal Shelter Locator
Locate a Recycling Facility
Locate a Salvation Army in your area
Locate a Food Bank
Reach Out & Read
Locate a Public Garden near you
Million Trees LA Trees for the Future
International Ocean/Coastal Clean-Up locator
Love With Box is an organic/healthy subscription box that donates a meal to a hungry child in the USA
Learn about the Kind Campaign
Random Acts of Kindness has great ideas & you can be a RAKtivist
Even more acts of kindness & one you can try with children
February’s campaign feature is Pacific Wild’s valiant efforts to save British Columbia’s Wolves’ lives from being taken away.
Pacific Wild Alliance a B.C. non-profit organization committed to defending wildlife and their habitat in Canada. We work with a diverse array of communities, First Nations, groups and individuals to ensure that biodiversity protection is at the forefront of land and marine use decisions.
Why save wolves? I may not be a wildlife biologist but I firmly believe that we ought to share land with the animals we live alongside, I do not live in Canada and I may not understand what it is like to live among wild animal such wolves, caribou and the like but I don’t believe it is fair to damage the ecosystem. Pacific Wild offers insight into why caribou numbers be be dwindling and it has less to do with wolves:
“Decades of habitat destruction and human encroachment have left B.C.’s woodland caribou in serious decline. But instead of protecting critical habitat, such as lichen-rich high elevation forests, the B.C. government turned a deaf ear to scientific warnings and allowed logging, industrial exploration and other kinds of human encroachment to take place. Now that the caribou are almost gone, they’ve decided to scapegoat wolves. These highly social and intelligent animals, icons of B.C.’s natural heritage, should not be killed because of long-term government negligence in regards to habitat protection.”
Please visit their INDIE GOGO campaign, they have many perks available or simply if you can, donate a bit or spread the word. Wolves are beautiful, wild creatures. They want to live as much as we do, only their animal ways are different than our own. We should find a way to respect nature and not end it. Just because it is not happening outside our own windows does not we should deny ourselves the awareness of what is happening on our precious earth. Thank you.