Today is the day! Earth, Art, Economy: A Green Collar Career Social

Today is the day an event happens that I’ve been planning for a long time. I’ve been imagining a version of this event for the last two years you guys. I thought of it originally as an arts event called Earth, Art, Soul.  It was to be an earth day event but with the most… Continue reading Today is the day! Earth, Art, Economy: A Green Collar Career Social

Warning and Empowerment: Fabrice Montiero’s “The Prophecy” Will make you think twice about continuing to trash Gaia

This Beninese Photographer’s name is Fabrice Montiero and the sculptures in his series “The Prophecy” are both awe-inspiring and terrible. I use the word ‘terrible’ in a reverent way; as in “a terrible force of wind knocked down the tree”.  They are terrible in the truth they tell and  awe-inspiring in how collected pieces of trash… Continue reading Warning and Empowerment: Fabrice Montiero’s “The Prophecy” Will make you think twice about continuing to trash Gaia

Children’s Book on Community Gardening with Sonia Sanchez Illustrations

Look what I came across this evening- a children’s book about community gardening, illustrated by poet, Sonia Sanchez. Look how purpose-filled and content this little girl is on the cover. I’d love to find this book for my daughter.  I want her the idea  of a brown-skinned girl outside tending to the land, growing food… Continue reading Children’s Book on Community Gardening with Sonia Sanchez Illustrations

A Library of Stuff is a Brilliant Idea

Having a library of stuff makes so much sense. At Toronto’s Sharing Depot people go to borrow are paper shredders, chocolate fondue fountains, folding chairs, and sewing machines. These are all occasional use items that  take up space in our homes but don’t have to. I think about the items I only use every once in awhile –… Continue reading A Library of Stuff is a Brilliant Idea

Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing, Anyone?

Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese therapy of “forest bathing”. The idea is simple- spend time in the forest being- not hiking or searching for birds or achieving anything- just being there. People around the world recognize that there is something therapeutic about being in nature. According to shinrin-yoku.org, some of the scientifically proven benefits of forest bathing… Continue reading Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing, Anyone?