It is possible to kill a million people without personally shedding a drop of blood. It is possible to destroy a culture without being aware of its existence. It is possible to commit genocide or ecocide from the comfort of one’s living room. -Derrick Jensen
In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.
That was the motto of the Gayaneshakgowa of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. This ideal is what we also believe at inBed Organics. Our earth has been temporarily entrusted to us to be good stewards of its environment. If we are wise, our goal should also be to influence future descendants in a positive way instead of leaving a legacy of harm.
Seven generations from now will we know what causes SIDS? Will flame retardants with toxic chemicals be a thing of the past? Will mothers be able to nurse their babies without fearing what toxic chemicals are concentrated in their breast milk from their mattress? Will each cotton shirt we wear take 1 1/2 lb. of pesticides? Will our soil be so depleted of nourishment that nothing “real” is available to feed ourselves and our children? Will most “food” be genetically modified? Will everything in our homes feel unnatural in their texture? Will the demand to factory farm continue thereby putting the small family farmers out of business? Will we contribute to rainforest destruction with the lunch we eat or the coffee we drink? Will we consider the extinction of species through our choices? Will our rivers be a stream of fungicides, herbicides and insecticides? Will the cocoa plantations in certain countries still employ slave labour? Will clothes for children still be made by children?
Every day we are faced with choices. We want to make it affordable and easy to make a choice regarding your home and your bed or the beds of your children. We may not be able to change everything in a day but we can strive to make the most humane choices when possible. We spend 1/3 of our lives in bed so for us it was one of our first choices to change and we wanted it to be an easy choice for everyone. It can impact not only ourselves and our children but also the world.