The world is changing and I change with it. I learn. I grow. I re-evaluate. I invent. I challenge the status quo. My goal is human wellbeing and thriving.
Extreme summer temperatures around the world this year indicate that climate is changing. We are now at the effect of our governors choices that focused on manipulation of the environment for quick convenience, economic gain, and greater power. Not only are our skies, waters, and generous earth polluted by our drive for advancement and supremacy, so are our bodies.
Women are the social sensitives. We are the gardeners of human civilization and we rely on our intuitive, and instinctive, skills to know what is really happening in the world. It is our nature to know how to feed large numbers with limited supply which means we are natural economists, and leaders. We also know when it is wise to bend and when it is imperative to stand firm. When it comes to preserving life, women are fearless, and therefore at the cutting edge of ecology, conservation, and sustainability.
Here's what women I know are doing:
conserving water in basins to be resused; taking fewer and shorter showers; turning water off to wash and on to rinse; wearing clothes more than once, and hand washing the spots to reduce the number of loads in the washing machine; not asking for water in restaurants unless they intend to drink it. Educating the children to have greater understanding and respect for the environment, and to take nothing for granted.
energy conservation by optimizing our use of daylight to minimize electrical use; drying clothes on a line; creating shade to keep rooms cool instead of airconditioning; turning off airconditioning in hotels, motels, etc; layering clothes rather than using heaters; changing our eating habits; less frivolous baking.
recycling school books, clothes, toys, accessories, instruments, tech toys
community outreach in the form of ideas and skill sharing with others; creating food baskets; random acts of kindness; random acts of gratitude; random acts of environmental kindness, beach cleanup, street cleanup, and bringing someone's awareness to the benefits of environmental respect; building community solidarity by sharing stories, opening and holding doors for others, daily eye contact and "hello" to those we pass on the street.