On the way to work this AM, I heard part of an interview with author David Wann (also of Affluenza) on his book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle. I really liked what he had to say about the fact that living a more sustainable lifestyle can give us MORE time, MORE meaning, MORE connections in our community. This concept was one of the ideals for this blog. So often our culture seems to be stuck on the 1970's idea that being eco-friendly means doing without or sacrifice.
February/March 09- The Natural Step: Hartland Edition
December 08- $100 Christmas
August '08 - Nature Kids
July '08 - Green Parenting
June ' 08 - Eat Local!
May '08 - Laundry Logic
April '08 - Green Your Lawn
March '08 - Reusable Containers
February '08 - Purge and Reuse
Every step we take to reduce our footprint on the planet is good, no matter how small or large. We all come from different situations, have different values and have varying levels of environmental experience so we will make different choices. It is the direction we are headed that is important.
Living in a more sustainable way is about abundance not deprivation. It can be about more fun, more community, new possibilities and cool technology,
There is a growing desire for people from a variety socioeconomic, political and religious viewpoints to make choices in our lives that are more in balance with the natural world. This issue belongs to all of us!
By sharing our experiences and ideas we can make it easier to keeping moving toward a life that is in line with our values.