Thursday, May 22, 2008

Personal Action: Planting

Sometimes news about climate change and environmental demise can bring a person down. At All Shades, our Sustainability Coach takes a completely positive approach, reminding us that given the state of things, we have the incredibly fun and adventurous opportunity to create well-being for ourselves and the planet with our everyday choices.

One huge impact we can make with a simple, daily act is to plant something, anything (well, almost anything).

One thing he propounds we bother doing is growing edibles:

"But the act I want to talk about is growing some — even just a little — of your own food. Rip out your lawn, if you have one, and if you don’t — if you live in a high-rise, or have a yard shrouded in shade — look into getting a plot in a community garden. Measured against the Problem We Face, planting a garden sounds pretty benign, I know, but in fact it’s one of the most powerful things an individual can do — to reduce your carbon footprint, sure, but more important, to reduce your sense of dependence and dividedness: to change the cheap-energy mind."

And, as it's organic gardening month, we're here to help (all year long, actually).

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