Seedlings

Each month we will publish a letter which we call a seedling. A seedling, by definition, is a young plant that has all that it needs to blossom: root, shoot and leaves. It just needs to break through the surface to reach the light. I am hopeful that with your work, care, wisdom, and inspiration the seedling will break through any resistance, reach the light of day and spread like wildflowers.

The letter will include an idea, a theory, a thought to pique your curiosity, to inspire you to delve deeper, to think in new ways, maybe even to imagine a new way of living. As I was exploring various fields I felt myself waking up, paying attention, and being more mindful. It was a though the light had shifted and what was in shadow was clear as day.

The letters may also include a poem, a Bible verse, or other reading. I am hopeful there will be words to inspire, enlighten, and renew and that you will share your insight that you may become a leader and a teacher in a quest to save our planet from ourselves, and for all of its inhabitants.

But we cannot forget action, for action can speak louder than words. Each letter will include a practical action we can take, some larger than others. And those actions can becomes habits, and they can teach others, inspire others to do likewise. And maybe most importantly, they can teach our children and grandchildren mindful and hope-filled ways of living on this beautiful planet for generations and generations to come.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Dear Partners in Green, Lately, I have grown more and more aware of what I consider to be an elephant in the room, not to disparage elephants, but simply to reflect upon their size. We alter our lives, try to live as green as possible, do our best, knowing full well...

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Purpose

Purpose

Dear Partners in Green, In the site IDEAS.TED.COM, I found an article regarding the climate crisis and the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, a war responsible for unspeakable suffering and destruction. And a war which “in many ways, is an energy war.”  The fear is...

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Win! Win! Win!

Win! Win! Win!

Dear Partners is Green, In a time when so much seems to be beyond our control, it is easy to revert to old habits, and to assume that there is little we can do to “stem the tide.” Or we can leave it up to the “experts” and hope that new technology, some great...

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A Sense of Entitlement

A Sense of Entitlement

Dear Partners in Green, I recently came across an article in the Huffington Post* on Climate Change and our sense of entitlement. It is suggested that we are living in an Age of Entitlement, and that will be our downfall.  Entitlement is the belief that one is...

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So Much Depends

So Much Depends

Dear Partners in Green, In December 2021, our natural world lost one of its best friends, the naturalist E. O. Wilson, who wrote, “There can be no purpose more inspiring than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still...

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Good Grief!

Good Grief!

Dear Partners in Green, It is hard to believe that it is already 2022. And COVID and its variants are still running rampant, political tensions are still running high, and Climate Change continues to bring death and destruction at a seemingly accelerated rate. Our...

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Finally the Teacher?

Finally the Teacher?

Dear Partners in Green, Regardless of decisions made in Washington D.C., we must commit ourselves to being that old cliché, “the change we want to see.” Today it is like riding a roller coaster. But our path can be straight and sure; reduce, reuse, recycle, refrain...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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