Leave it as it is – this can be said for the very few places that are not yet marred by the hands of man. So many of our wild places, though, beg to be restored.
I’ll start with an explanation: Yukon and I attended the Wild & Scenic Film Festival a few days ago. We were excited to see a variety of films and support our own local MountainTrue organization.
As we settled our chairs on the lawn of the jaw-droppingly amazing Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, NC, fireflies blinked above our heads. A cool breeze sifted through our hair as everyone quieted down for the films to begin.
Of the twelve films, we’d seen a couple already that were floating around on Facebooks. By the end of the night, four films that stuck with me. Four films made my heart swell and tears well up and splash down onto my cheeks.
They each own separate blog post because they are important, some very timely, and most made my heart ache for the realization of what we are losing because of our everyday actions.
The first film: “Leave It As It Is”
What can YOU do to help Leave It Like It Is?