I remember driving my grandma Grace around one day…she was speaking to me in our native language and she explained to me how tires are made from trees.
My grandma is a sweet Navajo woman, she has experienced life to the fullest; she is a well traveled cowgirl, equestrian, actress, rug weaver, model and mother/grandmother. How does she know about Hevea Brasiliensis?!
I never knew such a topic was of concern to my grandma all the way in Arizona, in the barren desert of the American Southwest. I was surprised and happily listening to what she knows, Grandma was talking about how the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed and exploited for rubber.
As I was listening to her I was smiling ear to ear because my grandma was truly concerned for what happens to this Earth and the rainforest, and I am her granddaughter. Some of her spirit is in me; Hence, my interest in the Environment.
I saw this and had to share…
Why We (Still) Can’t Live Without Rubber
Photo by Richard Barnes
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