Green Means Life

“All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.”
—Barack Obama.

“I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.”
—Walt Disney.

It is a warm day, pretty unusual for this place. The place is usually dusty, with mini-gales and seldom rains except during the short and long rain seasons. I am at a hotel…where there is distinct calmness. A few monkeys can be heard chirping from tree to tree. The typical acacia in this place. It is usually the first sight you get to see here. The place is one of the famous tourist and travel destinations in the Rift Valley.

0F41BFB22ADE4A259A518A4FF370B170I take a glance at the lake and my face gets showered with a cool breeze from the lake. In the vicinity there are a couple yatch and several boats on the slightly wavy waters. A trip can be worth as low as twenty shillings. It’s my escape from the ultra-busy life back in the city. I also used to come here during the holidays. Block Hotel, a green spot on the shores of Lake Naivasha. It’s an important place for me, other than going off reality I believe that the delicacies offered at this place reflect the livelihood of the people settling around. It also offers exceptional employment opportunities as far as tourism is concerned. It is among the many hotel chains around the famous water reservoir. The lake also serves as a place people can live on-they get employed at the local flower farms.

As a futurist and a technology fanatic I believe in a green but future digital world (if the right things are done to keep the environment sustainable for our future sequel, our future generation…I would urge us to do the little, simple, worthy things that shape our future.)

“Do you believe that is other life out there? NASA’s powerful Kepler Telescope has discovered three new planets in distant solar systems that could be habitable and sustain life. NASA scientists said two of the planets are part of the Kepler-62 five planet system, known as Kepler-62-E and Kepler-62-F.” it is one of the weekends and a news anchor poses that question to me.

I believe that even though there are many technological advancements and growing hope for future intergalactic travel as well as probable colonization of new worlds and converting them into habitable computational substrates, we need to treasure our dear lovely planet. I watch the movie ‘After Earth’ by Will Smith and Son Jaden Smith and I’m even more convinced on my strong idea of doing the best we can to sustain our planet. Be it using of high-tech or harmonizing of culture, the best needs to be done!

knockarlow_timber_gates‘There are five very secure signals and up to seven low-mass planets in orbits around the star.’ Says Guillem Anglada-Escudé of the University of Göttingen. Reinforcement of hopes? We can only hope for the best but meanwhile lets make the world greener by even more sustainable activity.

As I go back to my home I’m awed by the large amounts of fish some fishermen are carrying on their backs. If it wasn’t for the green trees that partially influence the water cycle system in this part of the country positively then it would be inhabitable. Truly, green in a symbol of life.

This article was part of an internal blogging competition at our company in conjunction with City Park, Nairobi:


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