Ice & Feeling Hopeful
If the eyes are a window into the soul, then the planet's frozen landscapes are a window into the health of our planet. Powerful imagery of the arctic have been used countless times to motivate, scare, intrigue? I know it certainly stays with me... ICE - it's heartbreaking and beautiful. I don't think there's a symbol out there more powerful about our struggle towards a sustainable future. The ice tells a tale that we cannot refute or argue - but I didn't post these pictures to make you feel guilty or hopeless. There's enough fear out there regarding environmental disaster: Pure Green is to be a celebration of sustainability - to help you feel empowered and hopeful. Whatever small way you are able to contribute is important. That's what I felt when I saw these photos and why I felt so compelled to share them. We're starting a new year. Yep, it's 2012. Every year we get to start fresh, make new plans, change, feel inspired and feel hopeful. These shots of the Ross Sea in the Antarctic were taken by John Weller, an oceans conservationist. Touted as one of the last intact marine eco systems on the planet, these photos celebrate raw beauty and untouched wonder. So go ahead and feel it: wonder. And maybe let it inspire you as well to make a few extra green efforts this year... because well this is the time for resolutions. And let those little penguins, like a real-life scene from Happy Feet, persevering among the change swelling around them make you happy - they did me.
You can learn more about John and the Ross Sea by visiting his website johnbweller.com
Photos found via Traveling Greener