disaster fatigue?

I have a big case of disaster fatigue! For the past few months I have been glued to CNN to hear the latest from AC360 on the oil spill, but now I've given up (meh!). I feel bad about it but really what can I do? (definitely can't watch another moment of the gushing oil!). I was so pleased to see Adria Vasil's column addressing this issue in last week's NOW. She gives tips on how to deal with the oil spill and ways we can help even when we're feeling helpless.

Here are a few of her reccos:

  • Adopt your own pelican or heron through the International Bird Rescue Centre
  • Organize a creative fundraiser to raise money for organizations involved with the clean up efforts
  • Donate items on the wish list of wildlife organizations like Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary and the National Wildlife Federation

Do whatever you want but don't feel bad about tuning out. God help us!

July 14, 2010 — Alanna Banks