This week, I received two e-mails asking for some kind to promote environmental events and they are willing to pay for. The first e-mail was from a student organisation that focuses on Marine Conservation and the second is all about environmental conservation. The second one is a vague proposal about contributing to the well-being of endangered species in Asia.
No, please, don’t think I don’t care about the environment. I have a tree-hugging mother and believe me when I say as a child, I’ve been dragged to many tree-planting-slash-environmental-conservation projects. In fact, where I grew up is one of the thickest forests in the face of the Philippines. One of my best friends is an animal rights advocate and I’ve participated in this endeavour, too. When we were young, we would go grace the high floods of the Philippines to save pets who were left behind by their owners.
At one point or another, I was always involved with something growing up and I noticed the disparity. But what struck me the most is the inconsistency of the activities I was involved in. Do I want to be the person who people often see on the Internet getting involved in so many advocacies?