I have been so impressed with what I have seen and heard recently with regards to environmental consciousness.
- I noticed another Prius in the parking lot at church – that makes 4 (including the rector).
- Talk has already turned to what to grow this year. Can we have a bigger and better garden? Can we start a small garden? What can be grown in containers on a small patio? What do we want to can? A group of people planning to work together on food growing and preserving.
- On a similar note, folks asking if we can teach those folks who live in poverty near our church how to grow veggies in their yard. Give them small plants to grow and show them how to weed, water, harvest and prepare.
- A friend told me he was giving up his car 5 days a week during Lent – allowing Sunday and a floating day to meet with clients and run errands.
- A friend who recently moved out to acreage about 30 miles from me is getting chickens next week, and has already tilled a large chunk of land for veggies.
- There are three others who are participating in Riot for Austerity with me (see link on side for info) – and we keep track of our monthly usages on a bulletin board.
- One person told me he now carries a bandanna to use instead of disposable tissue for blowing his nose. (Remember hankies?)
- The children’s sermon on Sunday dealt with the over-fishing of the ocean and the impact this has on the environment.
So, have you seen other changes in your neighborhood, church or school? What are folks doing? What are they saying?