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I’m grateful for this blog. I was raised by a father who, while in the mining industry his whole career, taught his kids a great respect for nature; the necessity and rewards of conservation; and the joys of simple living. As an adult, I became an environmental attorney, specializing in air pollution law. Now on hiatus (I’m a mom of 5 young kids), I’m striving to teach my kids to care for their earth – greening our home, reduce/reuse/recycle, cleaning up the garbage off the streets, conserving our resources, organic gardening, etc. I’m nowhere near perfect, but it’s a lifestyle I can feel proud of … I would LOVE to see more discussion in our wards re: how we can better take care of our Earth.
but it’s a lifestyle I can feel proud of
If you’re living a lifestyle you’re proud of, I’d say you’re doing alright.
I really like the blog and yes, above all, the stewardship of our earth is a moral issue. It is great to approach it from a perspective of faith. I would like to extend an invitation to the LDS climate justice community to attend the sentencing of Tim DeChristopher June 23, 2011 in Salt Lake City.
Do you think the civil rights movement would have advanced without the freedom rides, or without people marching in the streets and committing acts of non-violent civil disobedience? I am a part of Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City. Our organization is taking activism not only to the halls of our legislature but to the streets. It is time to stop waiting and take real, substantial action to preserve what is left of our planet and the ability of the earth to sustain human life.
Visit http://www.PeacefulUprising.org for more information.
I am reminded of a poem by Mary Oliver that seems to appropriate to this blog:
“Watching a Documentary about Polar Bears Trying to Survive on the Melting Ice Floes”
That God had a plan, I do not doubt.
But what if His plan was, that we would do better?
This blog is the place where we are learning to do better. Thanks for putting it together.
Thanks for the kind words, Kim.
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