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September 27, 2017

A different world cannot be created with indifferent people, says the fortune cookie.

Sustainability could be…

Just doing it, but differently.
     Seeing the whole system,

When you buy and do.
     Where does it come from?


How was community left, 
     did they shoulder a burden, 
          did they have access to also enjoy?

Whose hands put it together?
     What did their hands look like when it was over?
          Can we encourage better from across the world?

How far did it travel?
     How was the land treated?

Maybe sustainability is more than the idea of being...

September 23, 2017

Yesterday, I stepped over one of my barriers.  I lit a candle and spoke my prayer out loud to a congregation of strangers.  My heart was pounding, I had to catch my breath before I spoke.  Then I walked back to my seat and thought to myself, next time I don’t want to be nervous.  It’s uncomfortable to make change, to do how we do things, differently.  

As I sat in the backyard of my home, the sound of I-70 was roaring in the short distance.  My little one and I watched the bees coming in and going out of the Apiary that our neighborhood cooperative has built.  My daughter and I noticed the workers stationed at the door, cleaning the off...

September 21, 2017

Life can feel so busy, just packed full of the little everyday things we do all day long. Yesterday I was humbled by the thoughts of these high schoolers that I am working with. We are talking about sustainability, a topic I have taught and thought about for many years.

Are humans over reaching the capacity of the earth?

Are we using too much?

How can we change the gloomy outlook in such an age when we are so controlled by media, established corporate, political, and social norms?

There was this moment where it dawned on me, all I know is to hope. My work to guide these young beautiful minds to seeing something else, something even I don’t know fully yet. M...

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