All hear, all hear! Both Christian and Muslim leaders are expressing a moral imperative to be green. When I heard that I laughed at the thought and at first I thought it was just a necessary response to a cultural problem. But after some consideration, I can see a logic to it, there is a history of caring for the earth embedded in the Genesis story and there are parallels to the Earth being our resource from God. So maybe there is a moral imperative to sustainable living. Whatever the outcome of these religious leaders prompting sustainable living, I think that it is a positive thing to create a cleaner environment and promote sustainable living and working environments. Yet I am not convinced that we should be writing it into religious credo.
There is a song by Amadou et Mariam about Africa, it is song that explains the beauty of their homeland. It is a mix of french and english lyrics and it vivid and meaningful and are allegorical love songs. These two blind musicians have composed beautiful music without the ability to see. It is truly an amazing feat and venture. While technology and accessibility have greatly improved as our cities develop, there are still daily challenges for creating environments and technology that can be useful to them. The braille watch. A tactile surface to creates a responsive surface to show the correct braille time. This is cool enough to where I can see the geeky professionals and yuppies being all about the watch, just as a gimmick. I hope that more technology will be developed to create a better world.