Joining "Frontier Dreams" today and sharing my creations
I'm mainly focused on knitting hats for the March on Science on April 22nd, Earth Day. I've offered to knit hats for anyone in my son's ecology college, the College of The Atlantic in Maine, who are going to march in either Boston or Washington, DC. I have a group of knitters supporting me and knitting also (message me at ElissaMcGA if you want to join us).
My main focus is to support the fight against denial of Global Warming. I don't think this earth has time for us to fool around and waste time erasing years of regulations meant to keep this planet clean. But I grew up in the summers in The Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, one of the largest preserved areas in the United States. But you can't stop the wind. Out of Pittsburgh and other areas, the foul wind came over and dumped on these mountains. I watched, I'm over half a decade old and I could see the changes. Trees, the limbs rapidly dying, trees down and the undergrowth deep with dead limbs. That is not the way it was before. The trout died, scientists had to engineer a fish to withstand the acid rain, and they restock every year. The minnows gone, after decades, I see a few back. My lifetime I saw change and we were on the more protected side of Mt. Marcy, the tallest mountain, on the other side are Dead Zones, nothing lives. And this is wild preserved areas! Because of regulations the air has gotten better, but it's not enough. The area has been slowly getting better. But don't tell me we don't affect the environment. Acid Rain and the Adirondacks, Acid Rain by the Adirondack Council.
Here's my Ecology Hat, a Simple Slouch Hat - Free Pattern in Green. I'm encouraging Green hats or Green and Blue hats for the environment and earth and the Ecology movement. We can't give up and not think of our children. What world are we going to leave them?