Celebrating Earth Day; being mindful of our connection to our planet.

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Today is a good day to reflect on the beauty and abundance of our beautiful planet and how it sustains us in every way.  With our busy lives, we sometimes forget that we are not separate from the earth, that we are part of a whole interconnected system that includes plants, animals, soil, air, water, all of life.  Our current food system, with its incessant drive for profit, has made it easy and convenient for us to buy food that has a very heavy footprint on this intricate natural system.  This understanding of being connected to our natural environment isn’t new to us, but if we continue to buy our food purely by habit, without considering our choices, we will continue down the path of non-sustainability.   

With the small shift of becoming more mindful of how we eat and what we buy to nourish our bodies, we begin to reconnect to this marvelous system that is sustaining all life on earth.  Each step we take will make a difference, from choosing sustainably grown food to reducing food waste and packaging.  Our intention to become more aware of what we eat will spur our exploration back to the interconnectedness of all life. 

Happy Earth Day to all!

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5 Responses to Celebrating Earth Day; being mindful of our connection to our planet.

  1. skthomas09 says:

    Well said, Mom. Happy earth day 🙂

  2. lorrainemt says:

    Love you! Happy Earth day everyday.:)

  3. Beautiful pictures, beautiful words! Thank you, Lorraine!

    I think you’re right that at the individual level, so much of this is about habit. But as a someone I know says, that’s the good news, because habits can be changed.

    • lorrainemt says:

      So true, Amy, so true! And changing those habits become easier when there are so many wonderful options to replace our old way of shopping. I do feel very lucky to live here in Oregon where we have such a variety of sustainable farms that supply our many markets. I’d love to see more photos of your local market. Or better yet, a field trip there!

  4. Tammy says:

    And pretty cabbage all in a row.

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