I think it started with the squash – I had lots, but no cabbage. I had been learning about making sauerkraut – I wanted to make sauerkraut – but difficult to do without cabbage, wouldn’t you say? And what to do with all that squash?
Here in Manitoba, the opposition NDP have setup a web page to ask Manitobans if they want to continue with our present Daylight Savings practice or change to something else.
ParticipACTION suggests that a healthy adult should be getting over 150 minutes of exercise per week. 300 minutes per week would be even better.
Imagine starting a small fundraising project like a bake sale, lemonade stand or a used clothing drive to raise $1000 for charity and seeing it grow to over 100 shops in less than fifty years, generating $19.2 million annually.
Dang! Now I have to change my mind again. I began my research into the energy efficiency and carbon footprint of different modes of transportation with a preconceived notion. That notion was that rail would be the best. I was wrong.
Surely living sustainably is important. We have a moral obligation to live in a way that passes a habitable planet on to our descendants. Seriously! Were we to take this moral obligation seriously, what would we do differently?
I overheard a conversation this week. The person speaking was denying climate change. The basis for his argument was that in the ’80s we were warned about acid rain, in the 90’s it was worries about a hole in the ozone layer, and now it’s trendy to scare us about climate change.
When I was a kid, my mom never ever made bread. I doubt that my grandmother even made bread because they lived in a city with bakeries and grocery stores.
Whether our lifestyles are sustainable gets tested during a time of crisis. Is it possible to live in a way that will prevent chaos and suffering during a major crisis? If it is, you might say we have discovered a non-violent mode of existence.