Spirit of Change - Fall 2009

Musings: Greening The Earth

I see a whole lot of uprooting and replanting going on these days as our country undergoes major overhauls in healthcare, energy policy, finances, transportation, retail, housing, education, national security.

EarthTalk: Eco-Villages

Dear EarthTalk: What are “eco-villages?” I’ve heard of one in  New York near  Ithaca and another one called Arcosanti being built in  Arizona . — Jim Killian,  Brookline,  MA

The Wind Beneath Their Wings

The 1989 number-one single Wind Beneath My Wings, sung by Bette Midler, soulfully describes the support gained by one individual from another during the journey through life.

100 Ways to be Green

1. Recycle, recycle, recycle. 2. Avoid disposable plates, cups and utensils. 3. Use rags instead of paper towels. 4. Use the back of discarded paper for scratch paper. 5. Use water from cooking vegetables to make soup 6.  Purchase goods…

More Green Ideas

The news is in: many of America’s clothes dryers may soon be getting a pink slip. One in every three Americans sees the clothes dryer as an unnecessary extravagance.

The Softer Side of Bamboo

During the many environmental activist efforts in the 70's, a thought-provoking quote came to the forefront: "For what does it avail to save the tiger if you cannot save the jungle."

Take Action

Whether you’re looking for information on regional environmental concerns, want to support passionate people with great ideas, or just wondering if your food travels more than you do, check out the sites below. Then, take action!