A few years back, my son Daniel converted me away from bottled water. I had thought that drinking pure and healthy water was an act of environmental awareness, but he helped me see it the other way around. Spending resources to make little bottles that could only hold one long drink, to put water into those bottles, ship them all around the country, put them on shelves and sell them one by one, could hardly be corrected just by recycling the bottles after we used them. Better to stick with plain old tap water, or tap water we filter ourselves, and a reusable bottle that might last years.
"Do not stand idly by the blood of your brother, I am God" —Leviticus 19:16
Back in the early 1990's, an unknown figure named Erin Brokovich emerged. She was a single mother of three, working in a law firm in California, who wanted to know what medical records had to do with a real estate file. What she found out led to the biggest settlement on record for a civil class action lawsuit. She discovered that Pacific Gas and Electric was dumping hexavalent chromium into unlined ponds on their facility grounds. It was seeping into the groundwater. It was killing the nearby residents. This story, which later became a film in 2000, was about a sassy, uncompromising woman who felt that the truth needed to be told. Silence was killing the people of Hinkley, California, and enough was enough.
And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to keep it. --Genesis 2:15
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. --1 Timothy 6:6–8