Thursday, May 22, 2008

Going Green...Mint Green to start...

Our family through a series of "God moments" has started to be very conscious about our environment. We recently read a book, Everything Must Change by Brian D. McLaren with a group of people who are politically diverse but all with the same love of God and his creation. And while we didn't agree on everything we did agree on many things. I am learning about renewable resources, sustainable practices, conserving , recycling. I have also learned that while free trade is important, fair trade is just as important. I am learning that some changes will need to take place in how we do things for us to have a sustainable life. Now, sustainable means future generations not just mine, being able to do things like have clean drinking water, clean air and non toxic top soil. It is very important we address problems without creating others but I feel if we can put people on the moon we can solve these problems. I am learning how to recycle, I am conserving water and trying to use less gasoline. I am have put a water filter on my faucet so I don't use plastic water bottles anymore and I drive much less. This has cost very little and has actually saved me money but more importantly I feel I am helping save the planet! I am going green, mint green to start.

3 comments:

Derek Maul said...

Hey Ronda... your blog is going well!
nice job - DEREK

Rachel said...

i love this entry. and hey, i think we had a pretty great mint green party tonight, huh? we had a great time. we love you so much and hope this has been a great birthday for you!

Karyn said...

I love the concept of "mint green." A great reminder that conserving can be gradual and personal and does not have to turn your world upside down overnight. You have inspired me- again! I am going to try to add little things a little at a time.