One Million Acts of Green

Biodiesel, fuel cells, solar power, geothermal power, geothermal heat, wind power.  These are all major movers towards finding solutions to our world-wide dependence on oil and gas.

 

Last night our neighbor came over to discuss his latest research in exploring biodiesel.  He is pumped.  He is excited.  He is passionate.  He’s in the agri-business and sees biodiesel as one possibility of getting rid of excess waste of grains he can’t sell due to spoilage.  He talked of the possibilities of creating fuel from wood chips to algae.   Old hay in the fields?  It can be used to make fuel. 

 

Some of this discussion came from my concern about food products being sold to create biodiesel instead of feed the people around the world.  Last year there was a huge outcry around the world because our food prices had increased substantially.  That friends was due to speculation on the commodities markets around the world.  It was not due to the supply of food grains.  The farmers can’t sell their grain products for what it cost them to produce even.  Farmers in Canada have a surplus of food product for this very reason he explained.  So my friends the problem is laid at the door of Wall Street and stock markets around the world if you are paying more for food where you live. 

 

Frankly, the price of gas has decreased immensely here.  Our food prices were sent soaring to reflect high gas prices.  Those food prices have never come down with the decline in gas costs.

 

One Million Acts of Green is a hit with Canadians!  We saw the interview with George  Stroumboulopoulos the other night on the news.  George says the two things that are most easily achieved is

  1.  Turn your lights off when you are not using them
  2. Change your light bulbs to energy efficient ones.

 

Go to their website to find out all kinds of ideas of how you can green your environment and take the Million Acts of Green Challenge.  http://green.cbc.ca  

 

Are you from another country? How about getting your major media to issue the challenge to create a greener sacred space in your province, state or country?  It only takes ONE person to get the green ball rolling rapidly. We only have one earth and we all need to be a part of the solution, since we have all been a part of the problem.  Here’s another website I subscribe to for information and solutions! http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog

 

Reflection Questions!

  1.  What are 4 things you can do to make your home environment a greener place?
  2. Are these practical solutions?
  3. Are these achievable?
  4. Can you and your family make them a habit?

 

Affirmations and Intentions:  I intend to change one habit today.  I intend to make this a greener world.  I intend to honor the environment in which I personally live.

 

Dance in the Sacred Earth Moonlight!

Hugs and love from the Universe.

 

For more information on dealing with the energy around life, love and relationships, visit my blog at  www.astromoon.wordpress.com.  If you are on a spiritual journey, you might also want to explore my website at www.moonwomenspirituality.com. 

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