Daily Choices

“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope of survival.”

― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

If you care about protecting the planet, eating ethically, cleaning up your neighborhood, growing your own veggies, learning to compost, reducing waste, fighting racism, promoting food independence, shopping locally, recycling, and multiplying your impact as an environmentally conscious consumer, please join me for the Daily Choices discussion group! We meet on Mondays at 4pm eastern/3pm central to talk about how to make small and large choices to care for people, the planet, and the future.

Contact me for the zoom info.

Join me on Mondays at 3:00pm central time
to talk about “Ethical Living” in the areas of Creation Care and Social Justice.

We’ll learn about little things we can each do to make positive changes in the products we consume, the ways we live in our homes and neighborhoods, and how we interact with others on the local, state, and national levels.

Gardening

We share ideas both amateur and professional about growing native flowers and food, composting, lawn care, water usage, and more. You can make little changes whether you live on a farm or in a dorm room!

Food

We’ll talk about ways we can make food choices that are healthy for our bodies, our neighborhoods, the people who grow and process it, the planet, and the economy.

Consumerism

We’ve been trying to learn about the impacts made by the products we buy and about the power we wield through our purchases.

Social Justice

We’ve brainstormed and researched ways that we can learn about and then work against injustice, mostly in the area of the racial reckoning our country is going through.

WHEN, WHERE, WHAT

“Daily Choices” meets online at 3pm U.S. Central Time (EST -1, GMT -6, etc.) on Mondays. Contact me for the zoom info.
Here is a tentative schedule for the next couple of months.

November 29th: Zero-Waste Gifting
As the holidays approach, let’s share ideas about planet-friendly gifts to give our loved ones this year.

December 6th: Fast Fashion
Want to learn where your clothing comes from and how it impacts the planet and the people who make it? Want to learn about alternatives for purchasing and discarding clothing?

December 13th: Grocery Shopping
Getting ready to cook a holiday feast? Let’s talk about where your ingredients come from, whether they’re good for you and the planet, how they are packaged, how far they travelled to get to you, and alternatives to the big chain grocery stores.

December 20th: Shopping Locally
Got any last-minute holiday gifts, decorations, or delicacies to pick up? Let’s brainstorm whether you could get them from little local shops instead of big box stores.

December 27th: TBA
We’ll talk about whatever you’d like today!  

January 3rd: Multiply Your Impact
Can you save the world alone? Nope. Can you even make much of a difference in the overall carbon output and waste generation of the human race? Nope. However, you CAN multiply your impact as a consumer, voter, and influencer, and today we’ll talk about how.

January 10th: Recycling
Does recycling really work? What are recycling, upcycling, and downcycling? What materials are really getting recycled? How much difference does it make?

Future topics may include:

  • alternatives to calling the police
  • neighborhood trash cleanup
  • composting
  • an introduction to Square Foot Gardening
  • rewilding lawns
  • gardening for extreme weather
  • waste reduction in our bath, body, and beauty routines
  • zero-waste and chemical-free household
  • waste reduction around the kitchen
  • white folks and Juneteenth
  • prison reform

Let’s change the world together.


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