Robert M. Weir & Sharon Kleyne Discuss Earth Day Origin & Water

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Water Life Science® Creator Kleyne Encourages Earth Day Celebrations. Robert M. Weir Shares World Travels & Chronicles on Radio Show.

Date aired: May 7th, 2018

Guest: Robert M. Weir,     

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health radio program sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica, believes it is her responsibility to educate listeners all over the world about evaporation, earth’s water crisis and the need for new water research and technology to combat the explosion of diseases in the world. “Are you aware of the fact,” Kleyne said, “that it takes 635 gallons of water to make one hamburger? Or that it takes 35 gallons of water to make one cup of coffee? It’s true when you account for the watering of cattle and coffee bean plants.” Kleyne believes that a resurrected proactive spirit of collaboration and activism are necessary to bring about health and change, and that is why she was delighted to welcome activist and world traveler, Robert M. Weir to her program recently.

Weir, who had just returned from a six-month visit to Calcutta, India, is the author of the bestselling Peace, Justice, Care of Earth: The Vision of John McConnell, Founder of Earth Day. On his extensive travels, Weir avoids hotels and stays and works with the common people who inspire his lectures and stories. Staying in a poor section of a city in which there are 40,000 inhabitants per square mile, Weir discovered a wonderful sense of community. “There was amazing religious diversity,” Weir said, “and people got along because they live so close together. They rely on one another,” Weir said. “They help each other and believe in one another. This sense of community is lacking in our western society. It really does take a village to raise a child,” said Weir, echoing Hillary Clinton. “In Calcutta, I witnessed community in action, and I loved it!”

Kleyne, also the co-founder and research director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, praised Weir’s book and invited him to talk a little about it. Weir explained that the book was largely inspired by the founder of Earth Day, the visionary John McConnell. Weir described how McConnell announced Earth Day at the United Nations in 1969. A year later, the first international Earth Day celebrations took place on March 20th, 1970.

“My book is a primer for people getting together,” said Weir. “McConnell believed that peace was not just the absence of war, but the understanding of others’ perspectives. McConnell also believed that justice meant everyone sharing the world’s resources.”

Nowhere is this more important than in the field of water, Kleyne and Weir agreed. Only three percent of the world’s water is fresh and clean, yet only one percent is usable. “We must do better than that,” said Kleyne, “or we shall face extinction.”


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