by Katie LaFond
I celebrate the Earth as Sacred, and it started me down a path many years ago that has borne some surprising fruit. Below is a collection of simple things you can do to help live more lightly on the Earth. I consider each of these an act of prayer.
The tips are organized into 12 sections. [Editor’s note: we’ll be posting them once a week here for the next little while!] A lot of these cross over, but this will get you started. Focus on one section at a time.
Do these at your own pace. With 12 sections, you can choose to focus on one area for the amount of time that feels right to you. If you find the pacing too fast/slow, you can always modify your habits. The point here is to see how easy it can be to weave some of these into your life. Remember that this blog post is only the beginning. This can be a lifestyle change, and will take you on interesting adventures along the way. Every drop in the bucket makes a difference.
- Get serious about Recycling
- Get serious about Reusing
- Get serious about Reducing
- Start Composting
- Use your car less
- Locate your local food options
- Where do your things come from? Try to source as many of the things you use within a 100 mile radius of your home
- Start a garden
- Look into buying “Environmentally Friendly” products.
- Energy consumption
- Get Crafty
- Educate yourself
This post is the first in a series of thirteen posts by Katie on ways you can walk more lightly on the Earth. Stay tuned for the rest!