“What’s the Use…” An Inspirational Quote

November 22, 2014


F. Sherwood Rowland - Inspirational Quote

I just wanted to share a quote by Nobel laureate F. Sherwood Rowland, we were shown at a candid, funny, poignant and informative talk by wildlife cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan in Carlow’s Visual Centre last night. It reminded me how important it is, no matter how tired or worn down we might feel about the constant fight to protect our environment, that we shouldn’t give up.

For a couple of hours while we listened to Gordon’s experiences in rainforests and mountains around the world, I was reminded that sharing information, standing up for those that can’t do it for themselves and doing anything that will help to preserve our planet and those that live on it isn’t really a choice, it’s something we simply have to do. Negativity is perhaps more destructive than doing nothing at all. It’s our optimism, love and willingness to share knowledge that will prevail, helping to inform others and empower.

I hope this message has the same effect on you. I’ve donated to Greenpeace today as a result of this nudge. Here’s some suggestions from them on how we can help to protect the planet:

Will you commit to do something positive for our environment today?


  • Reply Amanda Webb November 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Great reminder Dee. I was watching the Newsroom last night. One story thread revolved around a report that the Global warming was so far progressed there was nothing we could do, it also looked at how they could report this story that would interest people. Well worth a watch.

    • Reply Dee Sewell November 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Amanda. I’ll look out for that. I’m sure they’re right, we were given warnings about what would be happening now thirty years ago and still did nothing. I wonder can we limit our damage now to prevent it getting worse? If not we’ll have to learn to live with it…

  • Reply Lorna November 25, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Agree Dee, no matter what causes we are interested in, it often takes a new or different approach to get us donating or even passionate about it again. The problem is there are so so many causes aren’t there? And all trying to find angles.

    • Reply Dee Sewell November 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      I know exactly what you mean Lorna, Interestingly I’ve been to two talks of late where conservation and climate change have come up and where the invited speakers have been asked which organisations to support (Gordon’s was one of them). Both, after considered thought, have said Greenpeace in that, no matter what we might think of their campaigns, they word. I’m happy to go with that on those recommendations 🙂


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