I’d like to express a huge thanks to Alex and the bioGo team for giving me another platform to express my passion for environmental activism and to discuss the man that helped inspire me to do more for the environment. This article was first posted in the Slough & South Bucks Observer on 5th May 2018. Enjoy!
Sir David made me wake up
A few years ago a colleague told me David Attenborough was doing a book signing at the Waterstones not far from where I worked. So what did I do? I ran as fast as I could to see this man in the flesh. I felt so grateful that I was metres away from the man that inspired my passion for the natural world and environmental activism and as he signed my book, I boldly said to him ‘you are so inspiring’.
In my humble opinion ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Blue Planet’ have brought to life the splendour of the natural world and how all life is interconnected to a diverse audience.
If there is anything you take away from this article it is: be ‘mindful’ of your impact on the environment. Far too often ‘saving the environment’ can connote monotany to say the least.
What does this mean for you? Being mindful means you are part of the problem if you fail to act and understanding that whether you agree or disagree, the Blue Planet sirens are ringing loud and clear.
Now what? Look around at your surroundings, challenge your supermarkets, make them feel uncomfortable about why they need to package fruit and vegetables in plastic, ask your local MPs about recycling intiatives they are involved in, turn tap water off while you brush your teeth, use public transport, buy eco-friendly household products and teach your children about conscious consumerism.These are a few examples of effective changes that collectively will help make difference.
Your attitude is the first step in protecting the future of our Blue Planet. Be part of the solution.
‘We will not survive if we continue to go against nature’
More on Mandeep & an event with Dominic Grieve MP!
Mandeep Dhillon is the proud founder of the Mandeep Dhillon Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. The foundation acts as an umbrella organisation for all environmental activism Mandeep wishes to carry out in the UK and abroad.
On 4th July (date TBC), Mandeep will bee hosting an event with Climate Coalition (www.theclimatecoalition.org) in St Peters Church Iver for the community to engage directly with Dominic Grieve MP, so that he may take the agenda to Westminster.
If you have any concerns you would like voiced at the event or would like to attend, please email Mandeep at: mandeepdhillonfoundation@
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