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I shared some of thoughts about the relationship btw Climate Change, Tick-Borne Diseases+, and how ABB pledges to Be Part of the Change, below.
🌎 Earth Day + ABB Environmental Policy Message 💚 from our Founder & Director, @valerieroseyawienofficial “On this #EarthDay, I’m throwing it back to this rad Photoshoot I had with a talented Photographer and friend.
We took these Landscape Photos and Portraits in my native Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, only a few months before I was diagnosed with #Lyme disease, a ever-expanding global epidemic, with its effects only being worsened by the perils of #ClimateChange.
These Photos were also taken mere months before #HurricaneSandy hit the East Coast, much harder than anyone could have imagined. The courtyard and pool area that you see in these Photos was completely washed away and destroyed as a result of Sandy. Luckily, it has since been re-built and completely re-done, even better and more beautiful than seen here. However, not everyone who is impacted by such #SuperStorms is so lucky.
Since a Storm like Sandy, we have seen a steep rise in unprecedented #NaturalDisasters, from #floods to #earthquakes, to #wildfires, to #droughts, and so on.
As a single citizen, especially someone who is directly impacted by Lyme, chronic illnesses, and environmental toxins - What can you do?
You can Pledge to Support a Political Platform that acknowledges the reality of #ClimateChange.
You can Challenge Yourself to become more #Eco-conscious, which is good for your health and the collective health of the earth! You can do this by committing to use #recycled-goods, cutting down or out completely your usage of #plastics, by supporting your #local and #organic #farmers, and so much more. I find these Steps of Action to be Empowering.
When I look at the Photos from this Photoshoot, I see friends and Artists that made the decision to create something cool together. But now, I see these Images through an even bigger lens. I see the unshakable and undeniable reflection of #GlobalWarming, #ClimateChange, and how we must rise not only to defend our personal journeys, but that of our home, #MotherEarth. Will you Join Me?”