Karla sent in her September newsletter two weeks ago and I’m just now getting the green bits to you today. So sorry for the delay! It’s a list of goodies with a focus on the soulful, the beautiful, the green. Again, thank you so very much, dear Karla, for sharing! —SK
P. S. If you’re local (Colorado Springs) and would like Karla’s full newsletter that includes local events, you can write her at karlaann45 @ gmail.com.
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Eco-brilliant: These portable, inflatable, solar-rechargeable lanterns were invented by a woman and help folks who have no electricity. You can also put one on your car dashboard to recharge your phone as you travel! Buy them directly from luminaid.com so some of your money will go to help those who can’t afford them.
“There’s no problem so awful you can’t add some guilt and make it even worse.” —Bill Watterson
Being used as a college text, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, was written by a host of experts & edited by Paul Hawken. I never buy a book I haven’t read, and only buy “keepers” — this one I knew right away was a keeper.
And one more book recommendation:
“Faery energy, the Gaian presence, the Goddess, Mother Earth: every culture has had a name for this awareness of the Life Force in Nature.” (p.17) “Water is an optimist . . . always willing to take on the more powerful positive structure of thoughts and intentions. It wants to be healthy, strong, and beautiful . . . even a small quantity of positively charged Water [can] communicate with and transform a large area or body of Water.” (p.54) —from The Garden Awakening by Irish wild-gardener Mary Reynolds. Illustrated by Ruth Evans. Here’s a short film about the book:
Mama Moon is NOT dry—there’s a water-rich interior & polar canyons! Check it out here.
Are you drawn to Ireland? (So am I!) Watch Ireland’s Wild Coast for free.
It’s the Bees Knees! Check out Chicago’s airport – it hosts beehives!
Raise food on the roof of a grocery store where you sell it—that’s called “hyperlocal” GreenCityGrowers.com
Think Small! “Nothing is more responsible than living in the smallest space you possibly can.” —minimalist F. Marcia
Have you heard of “ABEEGO”? it’s a re-usable beeswax wrap that lets food breathe. “Keep food alive!” says our friend.
A Beautiful Gift Idea: A RESIST BIG MONEY IN POLITICS stamp to put it on all your dollars, even on the $20 White House! It’ll let those who you do business with know your values!
Going Places: Check out this electric walking bike which has a treadmill instead of a seat—you can exercise AND get places fast!
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Volkswagen electric vehicles are on the way!
Women Chief Judges of two west coast tribes are the center of this POV film TRIBAL JUSTICE. Their Native systems focus on restoration, not retribution . . .
Word! “2.4 billion people lack sanitation: more people have a cell phone than a toilet.” —Matt Daimon
And, to end on a fun (and admittedly political and not green, but I couldn’t help myself) note:
Clowns in wedding dresses confound the loud KKK with silly WIFE POWER! This is a brilliant story and shows how laughter can be more than medicine—it can be the perfect way to ridicule Nazis!
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