29 December 2013

2014 - A Year of Big Changes?

A year ago, I made a resolution to become an Earth Mama (you know, learning how to make soap and grow more food, stuff like that). I then sprained or broke my thumb (sure wish I'd had it x-rayed; it took seven or eight months to heal!) on the second day of the new year and promptly gave up on my resolution, with a newfound respect for thumbs.

Where I go to sit
This year, as I head into a six-month sabbatical to work on climate change education materials, a book or two on the climate change emergency, and GreenHeart Education projects around the world, I simply want to wish you a fruitful new year, filled with time for contem-plation and learning, and the joy of knowing you're doing something good for the Earth and its children. 

Because you are. Doing something good for the Earth and its children, that is. Right?
"... just the act of trying to make change, just the act of trying to do something, feels so much better than just sitting there feeling oppressed by the awareness that things are really corrupt and screwed up.... It doesn't have to be this way and it feels really good trying to make it better, as opposed to just feeling the weight of how bad it is." — Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie,

    A good read. Here is a resource that you may be interested in:
    ``Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis``.



I would appreciate hearing your thoughts or questions on this post or anything else you've read here. What is your take on courage and compassion being an important part of the solution to the climate change emergency?