Monday, April 22, 2013
Earth Day goodies
There are hundreds of things we can do (or stop doing) to help reduce waste, pollution and environmental destruction, and most of us are probably already aware of and actively doing many of them. And there's no day like Earth Day to thank each other for our efforts, and resolve to learn about and do even more!
You can also read about how your diet could change the world (for the better!) at The Vegan Society, who also offers a free vegan pledge for seven days or for thirty days, with or without a mentor.
Along with my warmest wishes for a happy and meaningful Earth Day, I want to leave you with a few moments of beauty, peace and inspiration from two Australian musicians who call themselves, appropriately enough, Sacred Earth...
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"