Wednesday, April 22, 2009
a nice email i received today
“I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Shop at your farmer’s market.
Supporting local growers is more humane for animals and more environmentally healthy!
Volunteer at a local animal shelter.
You can walk dogs, make toys, bring blankets, or just spend time with the animals.
Take a Hike
Walk or ride bikes instead of driving to local spots. You’ll save gas and get a workout.
Make Your Trash Disappear
Teach kids about composting. Bury fruit or veggie scraps in a hole in the ground -- roughly six inches deep. In a few weeks you'll see the food has returned to the earth.
Use Freecycle: it's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. http://www.freecycle.org/
Enrich the Earth
Plant a garden or flowers around your home. Encourage kids to water the plants and to track their growth. Support Community Garden efforts in your neighborhood.
Be of Goodwill
If those old clothes, books and other unused household items are just taking up space, why not donate them to a shelter or Goodwill?
Spread seeds of Compassion
Make a commitment to treat all the Living Beings of Mother Earth with Respect and Compassion.