Monday, March 19, 2007

TimesofOman.com: Protect our pristine environment

My latest article in the Times of Oman website has just been published.

It is under the title: Protect our pristine environment.

Do have a look at it and let me know what you think by leaving a comment here.

4 comments:

Per Your Request said...

well done.

OmanforLife said...

Nice article. Thought provoking words regarding an issue that so many people recognize...yet so many do nothing about. I feel that when people are not held accountable for their surroundings or city with a regard for "ownership", why would they feel the need (other than conscience) to help in the, in this case, cleaning of our environment.
People are used to having things done for them and have no responsibility or right to responsibility. Take, for instance, government taxation. People will begrudgingly pay taxes...but they also have a say in how the money is spent on the community. If a roadside is dirty or a beach is filthy, the taxes pay for the upkeep. People are made responsible for their immediate environment...by making them care about where their money is going.
I'm not saying that taxation is a good thing for us here...especially when their is money that could be spent on these things. But I'm just saying that when people are hit where it counts (the pocketbook) they tend to perk up.

OmanforLife said...

Sorry again for the really long comment. You bring out the talker/typer in me. haha!

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Per Your Request:

Thank you for your support.

OmanForLife:

Lol.

It's not a long comment at all. I encourage these kind of interactions it actually keeps the debate going. I wish there were more people like you who are influenced this way.

I say that I would be in favor of taxation if it meant that it would push people to become more aware of their responsibility to the surrounding environment, seriously.