I've been an environmental activist since the days I hoarded glass bottles under the sink in my Williamsburg apartment in 1989-90s, to the chagrin of my roommate who constantly teased me about my "collection" of bottles.
But I couldn't throw them in the garbage! and no one was even talking about recycling in New York City in those days. Well, I was talking ...but there were few answers. So I basically hoarded a huge collection of glass bottles under my sink. Not sure what became of those bottles, it's likely my roommate issued an ultimatum to get rid of them. And then came the plastic bags ... the bane of humanity and the rest of our plastics hanging in our trees in the City. (I also have a certificate as a "green medicine" herbalist. During the Bush years, there was a concern the war-loving administration would take our supplements and access to medicinal plants and herbs. )
This is actually a post, for the Climate Strike! I'd say in SOLIDARITY but we're all in this TOGETHER. We have one BEAUTIFUL paradise of a planet. We're the stewards and we've done terribly.
Sharing a few photos from the 2014 "People's Climate March". My #ClimatePact "I swear in all my power to help this planet and its creatures thrive and return this planet to the PARADISE it is! #ClimatePact I will STOP abuses when I see them. I will STEP IN. Help find solutions.
*Ride my bike every day -- even through the snow. (so much fun!)
*Wear repurposed clothing! (eBay!)
* Mend and repair the things I have. (also kind of fun.)
* Plant trees.
* Return to being a vegan. ~ While I had two vegan births, I'm now a vegetarian but also lactose intolerant. So, I must heed the warnings of my gut. ;) My body is much smarter than I am.
(I'll return to add more to this list.)
What are a few things you've done that helped our planet, please share so we can do more!
Here are a few photos from 2014. New York City's People's Climate March, to rev you up for the rally at Foley Square tomorrow 12PM. No matter where you are if you can't attend a rally or march in your town -- start cleaning up! Walk around with signs. Post the photos on Social Media. Share anything you've done that helps clean up our environment and tag #ClimateStrike.
|photo by me!|