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.

A Glimmer of Light

A Glimmer of Light

Dear Partners in Green, What a time in which we are living!  For each of us the experience may be different. Some may be living alone, some with families, some with one significant other, some may be older, some young and, of course, in the mix there may be beloved...

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It’s Time To Wake Up From Winter

It’s Time To Wake Up From Winter

Dear Partners in Green, It is time to wake up from Winter and head into Spring, energized and ready to take action. It really is time to let our voices be heard. We must continue to foster our green habits, to live green as though our lives depend upon it, but so too,...

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February Does Not Have to Be Cruel

February Does Not Have to Be Cruel

Dear Partners in Green, Those of us living in Northern Hemisphere may feel caught in the doldrums of winter with its short, bitterly cold, gray days. Some believe that T.S. Elliot was wrong when he wrote that April was the cruelest month, that indeed it is February....

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Resolve to Teach a Child

Resolve to Teach a Child

Dear Partners in Green, I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!  I am hopeful that at the end of 2020 you will look back on the year with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for having kept your New Year’s resolutions pertaining to Climate Change. If you...

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The Proper Exercise of Dominion Yields Shalom

The Proper Exercise of Dominion Yields Shalom

Dear Partners in Green, December is a month of joy, yet it can also be a month of challenge for us who are attempting to break old habits and set new patterns in pursuit of a healthy planet. Maybe the most important thing is to simply remind ourselves that the holiday...

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Hope Is a Paradox

Hope Is a Paradox

Dear Partners in Green, It is interesting how we can find hope in the most unexpected places. Hope, that little engine that keeps us going even when we know the odds are not in our favor. Well, the other day I found hope in none other than the Theory of Chaos.  I was...

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What Does Being Green Mean to Us?

What Does Being Green Mean to Us?

Dear Partners in Green, Kermit was right. It is not easy being green, though it is good to be green and it is certainly what I want to be. Kermit was born that way, we have to work at it.The first question is what does being green mean to us and how can we live into...

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Let Your Life Speak

Let Your Life Speak

Dear Partners in Green, There was a phrase that kept coming to mind as I thought about creating a site dedicated to the most important issue of our day. It then became apparent to me that if we could live into this phrase, all the other issues of our time would not be...

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