Your browser does not support script
TWV Presents...

Earth Pages

[Show all]

Views: 785,459

Week of: October 10th. 2016 ...

Finding Home While Saving Our Heirloom Seeds

Week of: May 18th. 2014 ...

Climate Change Deniers? Still?

Week of: August 4th. 2013 ...

The Deeper Meaning of Harvest Celebration

Week of: March 31st. 2013 ...

Harp! Sing For Me: Musings on a More Sustainable Future.

Week of: March 3rd. 2013 ...

Artisan Sea Salt: Organic, Traditional Healing, Medieval Re-creation, and Cleansing Magic!

Week of: December 30th. 2012 ...

Four Thieves Vinegar: History, Uses, and Recipe

Week of: October 28th. 2012 ...

Samhain: a New View

Week of: September 2nd. 2012 ...

A Pagan Chaplaincy Perspective

Week of: August 19th. 2012 ...

More Than Animals: The Totemic Ecosystem

Week of: July 22nd. 2012 ...

Thoughts Are Energy: "The Dark Knight Rises"

Week of: July 8th. 2012 ...

Spiritual Learning and Social Change

Week of: April 10th. 2011 ...

Better People = Better World

Week of: June 27th. 2010 ...

Cell Phones: A Rude Awakening

Week of: June 6th. 2010 ...

The Stag and the Doe

Week of: March 28th. 2010 ...

Pagan Carbon Footprints

Week of: March 7th. 2010 ...

The Healing Power of Trees

Week of: March 8th. 2009 ...

Our Mother Crystal

Week of: March 23rd. 2008 ...

Paganism is a Dirty, Dirty Word

Week of: January 20th. 2008 ...

Pagans and Environmental Issues: Can We Save the World?

"An Ye Harm None" On A Global Scale

Save A Tree: Pagan E-Books

Week of: January 6th. 2008 ...

Higher Knowledge: The Enriching and Enabling Factor

Week of: December 30th. 2007 ...

On Being a Pagan Omnivore

Week of: December 23rd. 2007 ...

A Sacred Retreat

Week of: December 2nd. 2007 ...

Saving Mother Earth from Us Nasty Humans: A Contrarian P.O.V.

Week of: August 27th. 2006 ...

Earth Children, Are You Listening?

Week of: July 16th. 2006 ...

Think Your Paganism Isn't Nature-based? Think Again...

Week of: November 20th. 2005 ...

New Year's Resolutions

Week of: April 24th. 2005 ...

Natural Allies

Week of: April 12th. 2004 ...

Green Shopping—Goods and Services:

Green: Other Resources

Week of: March 19th. 2004 ...

Confessions of a Dirt Worshipper

Week of: April 20th. 2003 ...

Night Vision: Where Did the Stars Go?

Week of: April 22nd. 2002 ...

Every Day is Earth Day

From the Waterfront...

NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.

Article Specs

Article ID: 10216

VoxAcct: 175480

Section: earth

Age Group: Adult

Days Up: 5,110

Times Read: 8,424

RSS Views: 58,506
New Year's Resolutions

Author: BronzeGoose
Posted: November 20th. 2005
Times Viewed: 8,424

Another season ended, and the year is slowly closing. Whether Oct. 31, Early, Mid. November, Yule, or perhaps in the spring – new year is always coming. And this year, I think we need to take a moment and think about resolutions. As Pagans, we need to think about what our impact on this planet is. The fact that so many revere and love the earth, but sadly do little, if anything, to help it. Most aren’t in a good position to do much in action, but even recycling can make a huge impact. And yes, one person can make a difference.

Global warming is a real issue – the Alaskan permafrost is no longer frozen, and many buildings are in danger of sinking. The glaciers are thawing, and the coast-lines are receding. Humans are destroying its only home. Landfills are becoming islands, and the temperature of the earth is climbing. Yes, it is happening, here and now. It’s time to wake up, and become what we claim to be – pagans. Let's face it boys and girls, this is the only planet we've got. Don't you think we need to take care of it? As Cheif Seattle said "The earth doesn't belong to us, we belong to the earth." Think about that.

But we can do something – if the commitment to the earth is sincere. Trees being deforested are the air-filters of this planet; they clean the carbon-dioxide to give us fresh air to breathe. The Arbor society is doing an admirable job in tree-planting, as are other organizations. But pagans? Who attest to loving the earth – do hardly anything. I’m only seeing more hurt every year. Soon enough, you won’t be able to turn a blind eye – and what then? What world will then be? And so many haven’t lifted a finger to aid in the planet they “claim” to love so much. For shame.

I think we need to rethink why we’re pagans. I’m disgusted at so many just sitting at home doing nothing, when they can do so much to help. Adopt a highway, carpool, recycle, anything – it doesn’t have to be extravagant, but try. Try to do something to help.

What have you done for your planet today? Anything?

“But I can’t do anything!” Oh please – try me. Recycling ( , ( is one option – that has a big impact. How about another place? ( or just a plain Yahoo! Search under “Recycling” and it even has a directory for a center near you. And for the money pinched, you earn a buck or two doing this, so everyone wins.

How about the Arbor society? I myself have planted 510 trees on country land (and when I buy my house, it'll be forested with planted trees too) , donated, recycled, petitioned against deforestation – and yes, I am only one person. The Arbor society’s website is: ( so get planting. Trees clean the air we breathe, so the more trees, the cleaner the breezes in the spring.

I’ve seen some covens adopt a highway – it’s not only repaired misconceptions, but it’s proven to the community that “witches heal.” It’s a pride to the coven, and it’s making the area cleaner, and more beautiful. This coven also recycles, and uses the money earned to rent areas in the parks for rituals and holiday celebrations. Everyone wins.

One student in 9th grade worked with two friends and her principle to advocate recycling to earn money for school functions - again, everyone wins - and these were three people no older than 15! So teens, you too can get up and help out.

But I’ve seen so many Neo-Pagans protest in front of capital buildings throwing eggs at the religious right – grow up kids. Why not use that energy for protesting for the planet you’re supposed to worship? Look at it this way, your temple is being desecrated, are you going to let it happen? Here’s where to start at least ( or perhaps ( or ( . These people are making an impact everyday, but they need more help. ( for kids - you too can make a difference. ( is another place to look.

How many of us are there today? Millions, maybe more? If one person in America alone planted one single tree, imagine what effects we could begin to heal with the global problems. Now add in the world, and our current census count, and yes, one person still can make a difference. But turning a blind eye is only adding to the problem. I thought we were here to help the earth, understand it, heal the earth. There’s enough of us now to really make a change – if you’ve the guts to.

I don’t understand how so many can draw on the earth’s energy – but not even think of giving back – how can you take and take, and not feel guilty? How can you draw on the earth, and not give anything back in thanks? I think giving back is the ultimate offering. Our ancestors gave animals, and theoretically, human lives, but in today’s world – we need to give back something of ourselves – and that, is personal sacrifice. Meaning, you give time and energy to help out – giving yourself. If that doesn’t swell your heart to action, then you’re part of the root cause of the situation. Time to change.

To anyone who dares call themselves a Pagan, Wiccan, Shaman, Healer, Witch, or who claims to care for the earth – I challenge you. I challenge you this year, make a difference. One person may not think their little contribution means much, but you’d be very surprised. Stop throwing away your soda cans and milk cartons, recycle them. Cut up the plastic circles that a six-pack of soda comes in, and re-use. Below I’ll list sites to help you make a difference – let’s see what we can do in one year. Wear a green ribbon on your left wrist, to show you’ve helped out. If anyone asks, tell them – get more to help. Mother Earth is hurting, and her children are part of the problem – are you going to be part of the solution to heal her? So many of you have a lot of fight in you, instead of fighting ourselves, fight for the earth. You have absolutely NO excuse.

Recycling links:

Helping the environment, what you can do: and id3=FFPIRjobs and

You can even recycle computers and electronics:

Recycling plastics: and CID=40 and DID=420

Recycling Aluminum:

Adopt a Highway – keep it clean: - California - California - Arkansas - North Carolina - Virginia - Virginia - Florida - New York State - New York City –Maryland - South Carolina - Georgia – Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania - Washington State - Arizona - Arizona - Wisconsin and q=259944 – Connecticut - Minnesota - New Jersey - Texas - Ohio - Ohio - Ohio - even Canada can do this! - Illinois - Illinois - Dakota County, MN - Colorado - Missouri, 1607, 7-151-9621_11041_14408---, 00.html – Michigan - Kansas - West Virginia'Adopt%20a%20Highway – Iowa - Cass County, North Dakota - North Dakota

If I’ve erroneously missed your state, this was all found on one Yahoo! Search. One, meaning, I didn’t look elsewhere. See how much you can help? If there’s nothing in your local community – then do what I did – start one! Be the example to prove that witches are more than a Halloween myth. Prove it. If you love the earth, prove it.



Location: Gillette, WY, Wyoming

Other Articles: BronzeGoose has posted 2 additional articles- View them?

Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE

Email BronzeGoose... (Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales)

To send a private message to BronzeGoose ...

Pagan Essays

Pagan Web
8,000 Links

Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.

80,000 Profiles

Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops

Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2019 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections
(including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.)
are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc.
TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Witches, Pagans
of The World

Search Articles

 Current Topic
 Editorial Guide

NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.

The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.

All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).