Green Diamond Issue 1
We are at a breaking point. Humanity must unite and answer the greatest challenge of our existence. How do we save Mother Earth?
Posted September 2015
By Chris Jafarieh
“If you want to know the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~Nikola Tesla
|Quantum physics reveals that within the frequency of light, information is carried, and within the frequency of love, divine creation is born. This manifesto is an attempt to spark a global transformation through frequencies of love, light, and truth. A global shift will occur when each individual finds the courage to awaken from the mass amnesia and take ownership of the fact that we are the caretakers of this planet. Finding one’s purpose generates a massive surge of energy and inspires intentions of conserving, restoring, and protecting our planet’s biosphere and precious ecosystem.
We are all symbiotically connected: plants, animals, humans, and Mother Earth herself. She is a beautiful, fragile, complex system with specific instructions that support and maintain her balance. Earth is the only planet in our solar system with a sustainable ecosystem; providing us with every resource we need to survive. We are blessed to live here. Tragically, we have lost sight of the gift we were given. Man has been abusing Earth for the last 100 years and has derailed her once perfect balance. We have placed the human race above all other species on Earth, and by doing so, we have disrupted the natural balance of our ecosystem. Mankind’s industrialization experiment at the expense of Earth has failed miserably. We must ask ourselves, what are we trying to sustain? Our planet? Or the industrial civilization? It’s clear we can’t have both.
“The sun, moon, and stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.” ~Havelock Ellis
Behaviors that disrupt the stability and health of our biosphere and ecosystem must be identified and publicly condemned. Among the most hazardous of human activities are militarism, urbanization, carbon combustion, mining of metals and toxic materials, the manufacturing of chemicals and biological poisons in all forms, industrial agriculture, industrial fishing, and deforestation. If we don’t put an end to these lethal practices, our environment and everything in it will be destroyed. As you read this, the temperature in our atmosphere is increasing at a rate not seen for millions of years. Earth’s natural flow of energy is being disrupted. Clearly, our global economy is not structured for longevity, instead, today’s capitalistic economics is primarily based on the exploitation of natural resources and the constant increase of humanity’s consumption of manufactured products and goods. This is unsustainable, and it violates the natural order of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” ~Anonymous
Paul Hawken, a friend and mentor who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment, described it perfectly in his 2009 commencement speech to the University of Portland:
“This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Important rules like don’t poison the water, soil, or air, don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch the thermostat have been broken.”
This blind assault towards Earth is a direct assault on our existence. The question now is what do we do? As our planet moves closer to the days of great change, we will all be called upon to be pillars of light. We are the generation here today that must reverse the damage inflicted by our predecessors and save our future. We cannot delay. The science community agrees that if we wait 5, 20, or 50 years, the problem will exasperate tremendously, and it will be too late to address. Now is the time to change course. You might ask yourself what difference can I make? My response is we should all approach Global Warming in a way that best fits our own qualifications. Whatever your passion is, do it, and perform it with the best of your ability. Start making conscious decisions: buy organic produce, eat less meat and animal products, use reusable bags, donate something, pick up trash, grow your own food, say “I Love You” more, and set a positive impact on our sphere of influence. When we all start working to heal Earth, we heal ourselves.
“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” ~Ross Perot
As the founder of Green Diamond, a division of Blaqk Diamond Group, and an expert in capital markets/commercial real estate, I dedicate myself, along with my (engineers, attorneys, nutritionists, doctors, authors, bankers, environmentalists, mothers, congressmen, developers, and eco-friendly advocates), to not only create global awareness, but to also implement and develop strategies that create more opportunities to build energy efficient and environmentally friendly real estate projects.
Our pure motives for building green include environmental, economic, and social benefits. Goals such as reducing a building’s environmental impact, decreasing a building’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, and providing a healthier work environment for occupants are what we strive for. Today’s green buildings merge together a vast array of techiniques and practices that drasitically reduce the impact buildings have on our health and environment.
We are illustrating the ECONOMIC case for building green, not only is there a moral case for building green, but a business one too. This is the KEY in developing our vision. Because of these financial incentives, Green buildings are sprouting all over the globe, momentum is catching on, GREEN is now becoming the status quo.
“Don’t blow it — good planets are hard to find.” (Quoted in Time magazine)
Stepping forward, we will either change course and enter a new era of paradise, or, it will be the end of life as we know it. War, disease, poverty, economic collapse, floods, drought, pollution, all have been the symbol of the “Great Industrial Revolution” and the false “Technological Progress” that dominated the last 100 years. Let’s make a change. We as keepers of the soul of Mother Earth have the responsibility of reversing and repairing all the devastation. You must decide your path, to live in honor and have love for earth and fellow man, or to dishonor life. All of us are here today, at this very moment in this life, to decide the future of humanity. Collectively we can make a difference. Those who agree with these principles have a duty to spread the word by education and leadership. Remember, energy flows where attention goes. Bless Mother Earth and Bless you all.