As a child I can remember my parents telling me to turn the lights off when I left a room, recycle, reuse...how to not be wasteful...It would seem I have been environmentalist all my life without even knowing it...these things were just part of everyday life. Now as an adult, I'm taking my environmentalism to a new level with the help of my husband. We are starting up a farm and updating an old homestead to be energy efficient while using environmentally friendly construction. It's a challenge..a big one. In fact, my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, has been invaluable. But it's worth it. In the end we'll have a self-sustaining farm and a minute carbon footprint. It's a worthy gift to give back to Mother Nature who nurtures us unconditionally.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. ~Marshall McLuhan, 1964
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
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Grow some vegetables. Doing this since in July 2008.
Dry laundry on the clothes-line . Doing this since in July 2008.
Change to energy-efficient lightbulbs. Did this in July 2008.
Cover your pots while cooking. Doing this since in July 2008.
Choose products with less packaging. Doing this since in July 2008.
Eat more vegetables. Doing this since in July 2008.