Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Holidays tend to be wonderful opportunities for reflection. So may Earth Day be a time to reflect on how far we've come on our journey towards a more sustainable life, as well as a challenge to move forward towards a more mindful future. 

I've written about my journey toward sustainability thus far (here and here). More importantly, my more mindful future includes slowing down, allowing others to take over some of the work I've begun, and concentrate more on my individual journey. Although I'll continue working in the local food movement, I'll be striving towards a healthier balance of community activism and personal growth; to recapture some of the things I've set aside in my fervor to facilitate community awareness over the last few months. I long for hours in the garden, savoring the harvest, canning and drying and freezing the excess, sharing the rest with friends and neighbors; peaceful bike rides beneath a clear blue sky; inhaling the aroma of many loaves of freshly baked bread; exploring peace through meditation; as well as continuing to reduce our consumption, seeking local producers for the things we find are needed...

Where are you in your journey toward sustainability and mindfulness? Where do you hope to make improvements in the coming months?

P.S. In celebration of Earth Day, Hulu.com is offereing a free viewing of "Greasy Rider" a story of two men on a cross-country trip fueled with veggie oil. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Eco Yogini said...

Happy Earth Day!
We are celebrating by going to the park for the activities and practicing yoga tonight :)

We are also trying to investigate the best CSA in our area... so far we have a promising farm.. but they use RoundUp on their asparagus... just waiting to hear back from them whether this will affect other produce (GMO and spray zone).

:) Blessings!

Heather @ SGF said...

Eco Yogini - your plans sound nice. I mostly worked outside and did a short meditation. Now I'm crashed on the couch with a mystery. My kind of day!

It's tough to find a farm you can trust. I hope this works out for you...

Beany said...

One good point brought up in the movie, Greasy Rider was that, the grease was dependent upon people eating crappy food. I wish the movie makers had spent more time addressing that point.

Heather @ SGF said...

Beany - you're right. I'm glad they picked up on that, but wish too that they would have talked more about it.