Alan Menken and Stephen Laurence Schwartz wrote Colors of the Wind for the movie “Pocahontas” and today I’m reminded of the importance of their lyrics:
“The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends”
Today’s decision to publically and demonstratively turn our back on the environment is shameful and heart-wrenching. Our planet knows no politics. It knows neither Democrat, Republican, Argentinian, Brazilian, Croatian, Danish, Egyptian, Fujian, Georgian, Honduran, Indian, Jamaican, Kenyan, Laotian, Malaysian, Nigerian, Omani, Peruvian, Qatari, Romanian, Syrian, Tanzanian, Uzbeki, Venezuelan, Welch, Yemeni or Zambian. All it knows are those who protect, preserve or plunder. It’s keeping track, by letting us know its temperature, its temperament, and our ability to listen to it, to recognize what it says, is a science. The repudiation of the Paris Agreement is an affront to Science, to educated men and women around the globe who are listening to the planet; it’s a betrayal to those who are passionate about our environment and it is a disservice to our future generations. It is our duty, our responsibility, as conservators of the planet we inhabit today, to ensure that our humanity and our way of life continues to thrive and that means we must leave the next generation this beautiful, glorious, mother earth in good health. We are, every one of us, connected to each other, no matter where we live.
As a company, Eagle Beverage stands with all the other corporations and businesses that support the Paris Agreement, not just because of economics or trade, but on principal: We stand with all our brothers and sisters around the world in our commitment to do our part to protect our only home.