World War II posters
Recently during a Saturday hike in the mountains, while enjoying lively conversation with one of our friend (Allan of Eco-Now), someone brought up how saving fuel/energy, growing food and living sustainably is patriotic. It is the best symbolic and most active support we can give our troops who are fighting in the Mid-East.
Our grandparents answered the urgent call to action during WWII. Each American was encouraged to “supported the troops” by religiously conserving, recycling and sacrificing for a “just cause. ” Many Americans participated, both young and old in this higher call to action.
The following catchy slogans influenced and called on citizens to do their duty: “Make Yours a Victory Home”; “Don’t Be a Drip – Save Water”; “War Against Waste ” ; “Plant A Victory Garden – Our Food is Fighting!” ; “Use Spades, Not Ships – Grow Your Own Food “; “Fuel Fights! Save Your Share.” Sadly, this administration’s War Dept has no catchy posters, slogans or calls to action for American citizens.
My question to all of us today: Will we do our part, have we done our part? There’s more to do than just putting up yellow ribbons. I know we, here at PTF, can/should do more.
What have we/you challenged our/yourself to accomplish this week, today? A fellowblogger has challenged others to install energy efficient bulbs (thanks to Pasadena’s rebate program a few years back, we have already switched to energy efficient light bulbs); however, it’s good to keep challenging ourselves, continue looking for improvements to reduce our impact on the planet.
We encourage people to do what they can with what they have. Any steps (no matter how small or “insignificant”) to lighten our footprint are better than waiting around for “the perfect situation” or “someone else to fix it.” These steps and efforts combined are giant steps towards a sustainable present and future.