The other day the last Western black rhino died. They are now extinct; never will another human get to see one. This news was sobering to me. I have been exploring ideas for living sustainably on the planet for some time, and this event just seemed to underscore the importance of figuring out a workable path forward. So I’m starting a blog about the human predicament on the planet, and about how we might achieve a transition to something better. I’m not a web expert, but I’ll figure it out.
My public pledge as I begin—this is a non-profit endeavor. I won’t be posting links for discounted this-or-that on my pages, getting kick-backs for recommending products, striving for readership numbers or acclaim, or hawking my services on the side. I am working on an e-book on the topic of sustainability, and should that come to fruition, I will make the same pledge regarding its potential success. Humankind faces a titanic struggle ahead; a job way too large for any individual. We all must do our part, and if my work is of value in this endeavor, it can be my contribution.
12 May 2013
I support the BLOG WITH INTEGRITY pledge, which states in part:
…I assert that the trust of my readers and the blogging community is important to me.
I treat others respectfully, attacking ideas and not people. I also welcome respectful disagreement with my own ideas.
I believe in intellectual property rights, providing links, citing sources, and crediting inspiration where appropriate.
I disclose my material relationships, policies and business practices. My readers will know the difference between editorial, advertorial, and advertising, should I choose to have it. If I do sponsored or paid posts, they are clearly marked.
When collaborating with marketers and PR professionals, I handle myself professionally and abide by basic journalistic standards.
I always present my honest opinions to the best of my ability.
I own my words. Even if I occasionally have to eat them.
Main page image– Uncompahgre National Forest and Mt. Wilson, Colorado. Image credit: mikenorton / 123RF Stock Photo