Congratulations to Art and Helen Tanderup and family on this much-deserved honor!
Here were Art’s remarks upon receiving the reward:
We are honored and humbled to receive this award. Our deepest appreciation Earth Day Omaha and all involved. Events like this do much to educate about the crisis that our Mother is facing.
Around 30 years ago, I spent much time on the hill behind you, learning, teaching and becoming. It is so crucial that our schools, colleges and universities continue to teach a full curriculum that includes science, problem solving and critical thinking.
Helen and I have always believed in being good stewards: however, protecting Creation became our number one priority in May of 2012. A foreign corporation declared war on the natural resources, the water, the people, and the creatures around us. It has not been easy, but there are many like us. We will continue to stand up to the greed that cares not what it destroys.
Our Mother is screaming at us to change our priorities. She says we must:
Reuse and recycle. Grow flowers and trees and don’t kill the bees. Protect our water. That includes our precious Ogalalla Aquifer. Move rapidly from fossil fuels to renewable energies. Create healthy soils that sequester carbon. Move to regenerative agriculture that sustains healthy food and fiber.
Yes, we can! And much more.
Our friend Neil Young once sang out across the heartland, These words:
“Who’s gonna stand up to save the earth?” You could hear it for miles across the prairie. “Who’s gonna stand up to save the earth?” The most beautiful sound was 8600 people answering the call “We will, we will!” So I ask you today, Who’s gonna stand up to save the earth?
WATCH: Neil Young “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” at Harvest the Hope concert on Tanderup Farm (9/27/14)
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