It’s sensible to believe a utopia is impossible, because it’s impossible to please everyone. In a utopian world, many of us might dream about what it was like to live in the incredibly unfair Middle Ages. Others might wish they had been born in the 20th and 21st centuries like us. So, with these things considered, what does it mean to wish for better times?
Are we being selfish to wish for times are better for us if they aren’t necessarily better for everyone else? We believe the answer is “Yes” if if the hopes for something better means saving the planet as we know it. For example, if our wish for a better world is simply to have sustainable resources, then we could argue that it’s best for everyone. But, then again, not every wish for the future is arguably best for everyone.
Wishing for better times is a complex thing to grasp, as we’ve just demonstrated. Taking that into account, our message here at our organization, however brief it may be, is that if by better times someone means sticking to unsustainable energy that pollutes are planet so you can make more money then that’s wrong! There’s one better future that will be best for everyone whether they know it or not, and that’s switching to green energy!
Many poetic writers like to call certain aspects of Western civilization like the oil industry or policing in black communities “the Beast” which is an allusion to Satan in the Book of Revelations, described as a dragon, like Python in ancient Greek mythology, referenced by Dante and numerous other famous writers of history.
Now if evil deserves such a powerful image to symbolize it, then goodness does, too, and today I would like to assert a creature as the symbol of green energy.
What Creature Represents Green Energy?
I did a lot of thinking about this because I am pioneering here and want to get it right. I think I deserve to make this choice, not because I have a big ego or because I am an expert in green energy but because I am, myself, a symbol for today’s revolution in Western culture. I am a young person who dreams of a green tomorrow and I also run this cool blog about creative resistance to pollution. So if you’re looking for which animal symbolizes solar power or green energy solutions then keep reading.
Answer: the green iguana.
But why? There are several reasons why I chose the green iguana to symbolize green energy. The obvious one is because they’re green, but here’s a rundown of the others:
- They are herbivores, which means they don’t eat meat, and for many the rise in green energy around the world comes in tandem with the rise of health, which includes yoga and vegan lifestyles, not that being a herbivore is a healthy choice for everyone. Refraining from eating other animals to me symbolizes conscience and morality.
- With their wrinkles and beard the green iguana looks like a wizened old man who’s seen enough negativity in his days. Many say the owl is the symbol of wisdom, but if you ask me the green iguana looks very wise, indeed. If it could talk it might scold us for the way we treat the planet.
- The green iguana can run 21 miles per hour, which is fast for its size. I mention this because there is a misconception that green energy for whatever reason isn’t as powerful as conventional energy that pollutes the planet. Well, the easiest way to debunk that myth is to take a look at some of electric race cars out there. Even your average Tesla car can drive just as fast as your traditional gas-fueled car. So when I chose the green iguana one of the main factors I was looking for is speed.
- Green iguanas live in tropical rain forests. This is very apt because the main reason people plead for green energy solutions is to protect the environment and when we think of the environment being polluted we also think of rain forests being cut down and animals in rain forests losing their habitats or becoming extinct. Almost any creature that lives in the rain forest would make a great symbol for green energy, but the green iguana also has the aforementioned qualities which make it the perfect symbol for the green movement if you ask me.
Across North America we’re seeing a drastic rise in the installation of solar panels as a direct result of fear of global warming. Lessening how we use un-renewable resources is having an impact on wildlife so awesome we can’t comprehend it. The more that solar panels replace the burning of coal the more clean our skies will be for wildlife.
Consider installing solar panels this week. Not only does it help to fight global warming, it saves you money as it dramatically lessens the cost of heating and electricity bills.
I see a future where solar panels on new buildings and homes is a mandatory building code regulation. This would mean that soon enough every single house in North America would be producing a bulk portion of their own energy. Wouldn’t that be great?
Coal mines may find themselves closing down all over the world, but there will be work for these people in the renewable energy industry, and they’ll be welcomed with open arms. One day even electric cars could have hidden solar panels across the surface of the whole car in any color of the owners’ wishes.
The future is bright and with more creative solutions, problems will slip away into the history of Earth, and we’ll move onward toward a clean environment for everyone.
Cheers to everyone helping the world unconditionally with solar panels on their home. We love you!
If you still need convincing of why you should install solar panels ASAP, here’s a list of all the things you’ll be helping everyday without effort:
- Future generations
- Inspiring your neighborhood
- Birds in the sky
- Fish in the ocean
- The ozone layer
- Wildlife in the forests
- The philosophy of children
- Decisions of politicians
And there’s much, much more! Thank you for considering to do this for the planet!