I thought we would celebrate Earth Day today by sharing with our readers, one of many of our sources of inspiration for trying to live a more natural, sustainable life...Chelsea Green. They are the publisher of many of our favourite authors...from their incredibly content dense website...
Recently, I've become slightly addicted to Chelsea Green TV ... they have video clips on a wide variety of topics, usually presentations or interviews with the authors of their books. They make their material easy to share...this is an entertaining interview with Joel Salatin, a local food advocate and farmer and author of "Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front. (2007)"
To subscribe to their "feed" (provides you with daily updates of news/events etc in the world of sustainability)...click here.
This from their site today...I do enjoy their irreverent sense of humour...
So, in the interest of helping you reconnect with the Earth, I’ve put together this quick list of recommendations for how to celebrate Earth Day. Do them in order. Optional where noted.
- Look out your window.
- Stand up. Leave your desk.
- Run out of your office, screaming, “I’m going to my garden! You drones can’t stop me!”
- Flip off your boss. (Mooning optional.)
- Stop running. Apologize. Continue running.
- Drive to your garden (if you have one) or the nearest park (if there is one) or to West Virginia (if you live in New Jersey).
- Find a rock. Threaten your cellphone with it. (So it REALLY knows you hate it.)
- Find a spot in the sunshine and lie down in the grass. Away from the highways. Away from the city.
- Breathe. Slowly.
- Dig your hands in the dirt.
- Contemplate your food. Your shelter. Your family. Your time left on Earth.
- Contemplate your job.
- Take cell phone picture of your middle finger. Send it to your boss.
- Sleep in the sunshine.
From all of us ne’er-do-wells at Chelsea Green: Enjoy your Earth Day!