Category: Ecology

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Do you need a compelling reason to embrace the simple living lifestyle? Consider ecological harmony. And now that climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, simplicity has become a moral imperative and a global responsibility.

 

Simple living could save our planet.

April 3, 2015 Carol 2 comments

More Than Enough BY MARGE PIERCY The first lily of June opens its red mouth. All over the sand road where we walk multiflora rose climbs trees cascading white or pink blossoms, simple, intense the scene drifting like colored mist. The arrowhead is spreading its creamy clumps of flower and the blackberries are blooming in…

February 10, 2015 Tracy Knutsen 6 comments

Earth Day Embrace Photograph by Steve Jurvetson Walking into the sun Will you always keep me warm Give me shelter from the wildest storm When I’m glowing Will you tend evergreen love without end — Weekend Players – Into The Sun Guest Post by Tracy at Nest Full of New I feel so very fortunate to…

January 28, 2015 Carol 4 comments

Climate change has an upside. It’s the prime force in the perfect storm that will transform our world. The recent economic turmoil also has an upside. Climate change and economic turmoil are forcing us to choose, and choose wisely, if we want to preserve our species and our planet. The Time Is Right A “perfect storm “of events has landed…

January 24, 2015 Carol 5 comments

Hello Everyone, Did you wake up to this today? Does hating winter in New England make me a bad person, or just an honest one? All living creatures have their own special growing requirements. If I were a plant, my growing instructions might read: Place in a sunny window to ensure plenty of flower buds flourishing. Needs light…

January 19, 2015 Carol 6 comments

To me, nature is everything – the source of life, grace and beauty, and God. — Elizabeth Murray, author of Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships A growing body of scientific research is showing that nature is good for you. That includes spending time in outdoors, but it…

December 8, 2014 Carol 3 comments

Minimalism for You and Mother Earth By now you have probably heard of “minimalism,” “downsizing,” and “decluttering.” If you would like some clarification as to what these terms mean, see Declutter Your Way to a Simple Life. Perhaps you are wondering what all the fuss is about. You may be perfectly happy with all the stuff you…

August 16, 2014 Carol 3 comments

“We believe in a world where Everyone has enough to eat Everyone enjoys a clean and safe environment Everyone shares the value of Earth’s natural resources.” — Earth Sharing Uploaded on Apr 25, 2011 This is an animation created by grade five students in art class that explores ideas connected to the PYP transdisciplinary unit…

July 27, 2014 Carol 1 comment

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our…

June 13, 2014 Carol No comments exist

How the Foods We Eat Affect the Planet Climate scientists increasingly focus on food production as a source of heat-trapping gases. How is food one of the key factors in an environmental crisis that threatens the basis of life on earth? How is the environment affected by the foods we eat and the food system…

April 23, 2014 Carol 8 comments

Simple Living “Simple living” – sounds so appealing in today’s frazzled world. Yes, given the state of many lives these days, it is no wonder that the phrase “simple living” has become almost colloquial. But what on earth does “simple living” really mean? It is being used to describe all sorts of lifestyles – everything…