Thursday, 29 December 2011

Happy New Year

I would like to wish you and yours all a very Happy New Year.

2011 has been an interesting year for EcoWarriorMe. For various reasons I have been able to find more time to get involved various activities and campaigns over the past year and I have had the pleasure of meeting many like minded people.

It has been satisfying to see some little victories and progress on some issues along the way but there is a long way to go. Unfortunately there have also been disappointments such as the lack of progress at COP17 and the failure of the UK government to develop a coherent environmental policy.

In 2012 I plan to continue campaigning for wildlife conservation, sustainable resource use and development, social justice and related issues. Many of the environmental issues that we face have an international dimension, whether it be pollution of the air, seas or cross-border rivers, climate change or the activities of multinational corporations and I will continue to support campaigns targeting these issues but I want to focus more on local issues over the next year. Trying to get our own house on order so to speak.  This will involve trawling through ideas from other communities to see what may work here, which is where I hope the international network of twitter contacts comes in.

So with that, it's out with the old and in with the new.

All the best for 2012.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll be your pint stowp,
And surely I’ ll be mine,
And we’ll drink a richt guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.


We twa hae run aboot the braes,
And pu’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wandered monie a wearie fit’,
Since auld lang syne.

[chorus ]

We twa hae paidled in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine
But seas a’tween us braid hae roared
Since auld lang syne,

[chorus ]

And here’s a hand my trusty fere
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

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