One idea that stuck out to me in Wendell Berry's essay "The Idea of a Local Economy" is how much people actually play a big part in this. The quote that stuck out to me was "If people begin the effort to take back into their own power a significant portion of their economic responsibility, then their inevitable first discovery is that the "environmental crisis" is no such thing". People just don't realize how much they actually affect the economy. I agree with Jessica in saying that we are basically blind in seeing that we are a major part to the environmental crisis. We just don't want to put the blame on ourselves so we try to come up with other reasons that don't put us in the spotlight. We take advantage of the resources we have. People should focus on helping the environment by planting their own gardens or purchasing their own farm if they're capable of doing so.
One issue that I think we don't talk about enough is babies that are born from a mother that was a drug addict and did drugs while she was pregnant. I watched a short video today on Facebook about babies that are actually born with drug addictions because their mother did drugs while pregnant. It actually says in the video that U.S. laws require hospitals to report this to social services but it hardly ever happens. There's a mom in the video that actually lost her baby because of it. I think we need to spread more awareness about the issue. I think woman need to know what can happen to their child if they do drugs while pregnant. It's not fair to the baby. They don't deserve to be born into the world struggling with an addiction. Here is the link to the video I watched.