The Exorbitant Environmental Cost of Buying That Sweater

The Exorbitant Environmental Cost of Buying That Sweater

Dear Partners in Green, I recently attended a thorough, unsettling, and important presentation on the real cost of those items of clothing we buy on those too frequent stops at both bargain outlets and major clothing stores. I had heard it before, but this time with...
Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Dear Partners in Green, When it comes to changing our habits as a means of addressing the Climate Crisis, we often hear the argument that it is not the responsibility of individuals, but rather the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry, along with the banks and...
Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Dear Partners in Green, Recently a book on my shelf caught my eye.  Flipping through it, I happened upon a sentence that spoke to me of the environmental crisis we are now experiencing. The book was “Original Blessing” by Matthew Fox, an Episcopal priest and Creation...
Our Daily Habits

Our Daily Habits

Dear Partners in Green, Each day it gets more frustrating. What is wrong with us? We know that this dear planet is in jeopardy, that future life here is not a guarantee. Imagine one day some lone survivors looking back on us, their ancestors, and saying “What were...
Our Best Form of Persuasion

Our Best Form of Persuasion

Dear Partners in Green, Considering the name of this website, it may seem odd for me to advise against preaching, but that is just what I am doing in this Seedling. There is a limit to the effectiveness of preaching. We know that people are prone to daydream or even...
Wake Up

Wake Up

Dear Partners in Green, I recently learned of the book Bright Green Lies by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Gilbert. The question the authors address is whether or not green technology is the answer to the environmental crisis. Their answer is a resounding “NO.”...