Responsibility & Sustainability

If you have been following my blog then you know that I love the Ozark Mountains. They are very close to my heart and I spend a lot of time up there in isolation. If you haven’t read my post about why alone time is so important please do. If you have, then you know what I am talking about and why I do it.


In this post I just want to touch on a concern of mine. We are destroying our earth and eliminating much of its quiet and beautiful places. No I am not a hippy or a tree hugger but I do care about the sustainability of our world. I also care about having beautiful, natural and peaceful environments preserved for the sake of people’s minds. Having these places flourish is crucial for people to be able to get away from urban areas and their busy daily lives. A huge way we are destroying many of these wonderful locations is through poorly managed forestry companies and organizations. Our world is falling too much timber in an unsustainable way and in result we are losing many of our natural forests and mountain ranges.

I would like to say thank you to a local San Antonio tree service for practicing ethical and smart forestry. They provide a lot of lumber for their area but they do so in a way that does not leave a huge footprint on our unique and valuable mountain ranges and forests. I believe more organizations as well as our government need to act in the same manner that this tree company is. They can find ways to be just as profitable and provide our nation with just as many products while focusing on the long-term sustainability of our earth.

By executing in this manner, many of these beautiful scenic locations would be preserved and people who want to get away and spend time alone would have the ability to do so. I think the fact that we are being so destructive also reflects the busy lifestyle that our world is so focused on. Yes, urban areas, the market place, productivity etc. is essential, but so is quiet time in beautiful places such as the Ozark Mountains. Please don’t think I am simply complaining in this post. I am not at all. I am writing this to help people take more responsibility in preserving our earth and its natural areas that promote quietness and simplicity.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!