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The Lorax speaks to the world….

3/5/2012

Dr. Seuss was way ahead of his time and knew how to speak to children...

Delivering life lessons in a colorful and fun way, his latest story brought to the big screen, grossed $70.7 million during opening weekend.


The Lorax, a fuzzy creature with a big yellow mustache, is the designated speaker for the Truffula Trees.  A greedy character, the Once-ler managed to chop down every last tree for his own profit, which of course, left the land environmentally compromised and out-of-equilibrium.

A young boy, now living in the industrialized and plastic town of Thneedville, goes on a quest to find a tree.  He manages to get the last Truffula seed from the Once-ler himself and plants it in the town square where it blossoms and re-establishes.

The message of the movie is clear, as inhabitants of this earth; we are socially responsible for our ecosystem and should do what we can to protect it.  It is not necessary to be a total “tree-hugger”; many small things can be done to make a difference.  Recycling cans and bottles, driving an electric car, or using public transportation is helpful.

Another great idea would be to look into taking an “Eco-vacation”.  Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.”

So, when planning your next vacation, consider reducing your carbon footprint and remember, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”     ~Dr. Seuss