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February 26, 2009

For the last two years I have participated in MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers), and this year was invited along with three other green-minded women to give a ‘Going Green’ presentation to our group. The four of us had a meeting today to plan our presentation and it was so motivating and inspiring to hear the passion and commitment in their voices. I’m more often than not slightly disorganized,  and certainly do not know all there is to know about being green, organic or sustainable. I so often know where I want to go, but am unsure of how to get there. To put our heads together today gave me a handful of clarity and a ton of motivation. So I have fire under me once more to really put a full effort into what I love and am committed to.

I’ll never forget the day that the then minister of our UU church gave a sermon on our obligation to stewardship of the Earth. After giving us some statistics and examples throughout several different relgions that call us to care for the environment, she left us with this though: Will we be able to look our children in the eye one day, when they ask us what we did to help save this one planet we have?

How will you answer your child(ren)? When they say to you “Mom, you knew about these problems. What have you done to help?” Will you be able to say ‘everything I could’?

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  1. progressivetimes permalink
    February 26, 2009 5:46 am

    Sounds like a great program! We hear a lot of reasons why America is not closer to a more efficient lifestyle: government funding, economy, cost, apathy, etc. But I firmly believe that one of the largest things that still holds people back is education. Once you get past wind turbines, solar panels and hybrid cars too many people think it’s too hard to do or they don’t know where to start. Anything that spreads the realm of options to another -adults, seniors, kids, anyone- is part of a big step in the right direction.

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