Happy Summer!

Get Outside and Enjoy!

Today is a new day. It’s the first day of summer. Go for a walk, listen to the birds chirping. Take in the fragrance of the Earth. And resolve to keep fighting for what you believe in.” Dan Rather

 

Enjoy!

” I allow myself to appreciate each moment for the richness it brings to my life.” Attitude of Gratitude

 

This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Minnesota Capitol
Minnesota Capitol

Saturday was an incredible day for democracy!  Thank you to everyone in the United States and around the world who marched or just lent their spirit of support!

 “Hey, you have to hand it to Trump, he just became President and bam, America looked pretty great today.”Jack Burditt@jackburditt    (Jan. 21, 2017 on twitter)

 

Women's March on Washington
Women’s March on Washington

From NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):

 

Washington D.C.
Washington D.C.

..”We will do, Andas our founders called upon us to do, and hold our government to account. For careless words and misguided deeds that undermine our greatest strengths. For callous judgments that turn the engines of national prosperity to the profits of a wealthy few. For reckless policies that put polluter profits first and put the rest of us at risk.”
—NRDC President Rhea Suh.

 

And from Utah: https://youtu.be/ya-HyxDgh24

Let’s March Forward and Speak Out!

Happy Climatarian Thanksgiving!

Bulk shopping reduces food and packaging waste
Bulk shopping reduces food and packaging waste

What is a climatarian? I get this question often.

A climatarian is somebody who chooses their food with the climate in mind and, in particular, replaces beef and lamb with pork or poultry to cut their carbon footprint by a ton a year.” http://climatesnetwork.com/index.php

Read the entire essay here

Reducing your beef consumption is huge, but to me being a climatarian is much more. A climatarian thinks of the climate every step of the day! A climatarian also buys local, reduces their food waste, and reduces energy used in cooking.  All this is easy to make part of a terrific Thanksgiving meal!

To me being a climatarian also means reducing energy for shopping trips.  It is more difficult to walk or take public transportation to shop, but everyone can combine their car errands and leave out an ingredient instead of driving to get that one item!

 Celebrate kindness and gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

 

International Day of Peace

Hope
Hope

September 21, International Day of Peace

A Day for the Earth to Observe Peace Together!

HOPE       LOVE      PEACE    GRATITUDE

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Be Thankful we live where we live, and do something positive for the world today!

Read about the International Day of Peace here.

Make the World A Better Place
Make the World A Better Place
A New Beginning
A New Beginning

 

Be Positive Today!

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. and the world will live as one.” John Lennon

The sun is shining and the temperature is comfortable. Couldn’t be a better day to think positive, enjoy, and feel like you accomplished something! Today is Positive Thinking Day. A day to smile and show gratitude

I hope you have a positive day, and I’m going to add one thing to think about in your day:

Show some empathy:

Thought for the day!
Thought for the day!

 

 

 

 

I am Thankful for California!

Round up kills the plants bees and butterflies love!
Round up kills the plants bees and butterflies love!

A Big Reason to be Thankful for California!

I was shopping for a vegetable peeler the other day.  The label said, “This product is known to cause cancer according to the California EPA. Be sure you wash your hands after use” Yikes, who would buy such a product?  Why would a company manufacture such a product?  Below is more watchdog work by California’s EPA:

Big news! California EPA Moves to Label Monsanto’s Roundup ‘Carcinogenic’ http://ow.ly/RQOdP #BanRoundup

In a first for the country, California’s Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) has issued plans to list glyphosate—the toxic active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—as known to cause cancer.  http://ecowatch.com/2015/09/08/california-becomes-first-state-to-label-monsantos-roundup-as-a-carcinogen/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=4a984bb080-Top_News_9_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-4a984bb080-85912169

 

Friday Gratitude!

11732047_10153035695715669_7967976455705449132_o“Gratitude and acknowledgment are essential components in creating and attracting what you want in your life. Through the expression of gratitude on a daily basis, you align yourself to receive all the good the universe has to offer. By simply focusing your thoughts and attention on the abundance that is already present in your life, you will literally shift your energy to a positive vibration that will automatically and effortlessly attract even more to be grateful for.” Jack Canfield

Wishing you a weekend of gratitude and outdoor adventures!