-- Quote of the Day --
" Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence."
~ Alfred Billings Street
-- Positive Living --
Nature is such a powerful entity, one that rejuvenates us and makes us whole. We can give back to nature and help protect sensitive living beings with some very simple steps. Fall is here and it is time to plant trees... That is always a good place to start. Planting a few trees on your property, donating some to the city park or local schools is always helpful to the community - or join some of the non-profits out there that plant trees for your with your donation. Starting a garden and landscaping your property, encouraging your apartment or condo building to start balcony and roof top gardens, creating more diversity in the gardens and landscaping... mulching and using water saving irrigation.
Of equal impact is to pick up litter... when walking the streets and alleyways, when enjoying parks, when hiking trails or visiting lakeside shores - we can easily pick up some litter. Just pack a few plastic shopping or bread bags in your pocket and make an effort to fill at least one of them during your outing. Be sure to sort out the returnables and recyclables when you get home. If you have found something reusable (i.e. a child's toy, dog's ball, person's eye glasses) take it to a shelter, a thrift or second hand store, or some other outlet in your community that accepts donated items.
Increase your recycling efforts at home and at work. Keep a box in the vehicle for recyclables too.
These simple activities take very little time or effort, they cost virtually nothing (except in the case of planting perennials and trees of course) and each action has a massive ongoing impact on the environment, available resources, businesses, community, and health. These activities are easy to make into habits, and family activities, or workplace social events.
Imagine how much of an impact you can have if you personally took on these activities this year, and every year after. How many people will you influence and inspire to do similar things? What if you got your business, fellow employees, or family involved? You'll see the positive impact of your efforts immediately and it is so satisfying.
To learn more about how you can save money, improve your community, build a better business, and make the world a better place - visit: http://brummet.ca/store.html - and look for the links pertaining to the Trash Talk - It's Easy To Be Green 2-part book series. ($6.99 ebook / $12.99 print version)
Find Dave and Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, their radio program, blog, and more at: http://brummet.ca * Support the Brummets by telling your friends, clicking those social networking buttons, or visiting the Brummet's Store - and help raise funds for charity as well!