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  1. c
    christine thomaides

    Have more awareness of nature around me and be grateful for the trees and plants around me.

    1 month ago
  2. Robin Ann

    Energy efficient Boiler system, water well, & shutting off lights. My son planted fruit bushes this spring. We have a recycle bin but I also recycle clothing for the needy. We also make an appoint to pick up trash on earth day. We have only been in this house for 2 years so it is an on going process but I did buy my friend a compost bin for his house and we hope to have more of a vegetables garden but for now we have a friend in the gardening business that loves to bring over all kinds of plants and trees for our yard.

    1 month ago
  3. Nannette

    I compost all our food waste. I only drive to town when need be…(I live 30 miles from town, groceries, etc). I am going to once again plant some vegetables and pray for the best. Last year…I think I may have gotten 6 tomatoes from 4 plants. Between heavy rain, flooding, and the ground hog and rabbits..OH MY!! I also try to support our local farmers market when possible. Our land was timbered a few years ago…with great thought by my husband (who is a Forester). No clear cutting here!! We now have a much better diversity of birds…it is unbelieveable. We hear and see birds that were not here before. We still have a very wooded property…the trees that cannot be used stay in place for animals to take refuge, etc.
    What a wonderful group of people we have here…everyone does something to protect Mother Earth. Blessings!

    1 month ago
  4. Emmaleah

    Today I will care for the earth by tending to my small agroforestry patch & by helping to organize a volunteer day clean-up at my work.
    I love hearing about all the wonderful things you folks are all doing to take care of Mother Earth! 🌎❤️

    1 month ago
  5. Barb C

    I have many systems in place to care for the Earth every day: composting, gardening that produces food and habitat, solar panels, mostly biking or walking/taking transit for transportation, turning first to Buy Nothing to find out if my neighbors have something I need before spending money and giving items away there to help reduce our overall consumption as a community.

    The other day I saw a headline I didn’t click on that was about how much energy we use when we click (very meta). I can reduce my energy usage by not following links unless I need the information. This increases my mindfulness–do I need to scroll and click, scroll and click, or is there something else I’d rather be doing with my time?–and my energy usage.

    1 month ago
  6. Charlie T

    This is something I try to do every day.
    Mainly, try to live lightly and I am a
    witness to the ways in which we are
    using recourses beyond they’re
    capacity to renew. Out here in the west,
    we are still using the practice of clear cutting
    our forests. The lumber industry has
    a defense of this that is so transparently
    deceptive. There are methods of harvesting
    lumber that take into account the ecosystem.
    But of course, it’s more costly.
    And more locally, our dairy farms are
    causing too much damage to the local
    ecosystem. Too many cows in one place.
    These things are out of site of most
    people, so they pretty much do as they
    please with our limited resources.

    1 month ago
  7. Yram

    I often thank the universe for its gifts.
    We live in a senior complex. I am still trying to figure out how to compost food remnants. Food waste has been a problem lately and it really makes me feel guilty.

    1 month ago
  8. Antoinette

    Happy world meditation day ! Let’s be mindful and meditate together!

    1 month ago
  9. Ngoc Nguyen

    An action that I take to be an Earth steward is never forgetting to turn off the lights when I leave a room. However, there’s one aspect I’m considering: the electric heating system. Does it waste too much energy since it automatically activates throughout the entire house? As a result, I can’t turn off the heat when I leave a room, which I don’t fully understand.

    1 month ago
    1. Barb C

      Think of it as the house balancing the temperature throughout the house. It isn’t the one room’s heat, it’s the temperature you set the thermostat at. If you keep it on the cool side it doesn’t turn on as often. Or keep it on the warm side during summer if you have air conditioning so it doesn’t turn on as often. That will also help your body adapt a bit to the warmth you’ll experience when you go outside.

      1 month ago
      1. Ngoc Nguyen

        Thank you, Barb, for the explanation. 🙂

        1 month ago
  10. O.Christina

    I will pray for the Earth and for all living beings, as well as pray for us as human beings to turn to the sun, to His Light and His Love, guidance and Grace and that it might help restore it where we as humans have failed, so that Mother Earth itself and all living beings might find shelter, enough food, water and well being again. From my heart.

    1 month ago
  11. L
    Loc Tran

    I’ll be playing the piano at Menards from 2pm-5pm. Music heals the mind.

    1 month ago
    1. Yram

      That is lovely. I was not aware that Menard’s has music.

      1 month ago
  12. sunnypatti

    I will be mindful of the things I use, and I will water my flowers and plants to keep them beautiful and healthy while no rain is expected.

    1 month ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Sunnapatti, sunshine is great, but I hope you’re not in an abnormally dry weather pattern. The Twin Cities was in a drought for 3 straight years with the worst being last year. It’s been wet so far this year, and there’s a very good chance of rain today where I am.

      1 month ago
      1. sunnypatti

        Oh no, we get showers in the south all the time! This particular week doesn’t call for anything until the weekend, so that’s why I needed to water. Plus, it’s pretty hot down here. We’ve never had any drought issues on the Southeast coast. Glad you’re getting rain where you are.

        1 month ago
      2. Antoinette

        Hi! Loc Tran – are you in Minnesota? I’m from there too, but I live in Norway .

        1 month ago
        1. L
          Loc Tran

          Antoinette, yes I am. I live there. There’s a flood watch where I am from 7am-1amcst Wednesday. We’re 7-8hrs apart by plane.

          1 month ago
  13. Mary Mantei

    I love creating beautiful gardens. And I have come to know the beauty of sharing those beautiful spaces. I have witnessed people sinking into the beauty, shoulders drop, people breathe more slowly. So I will continue to nurture the Earth healthfully as I garden and look for more ways to share these spaces.

    1 month ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Mary, my parents enjoy gardening as well. Ngoc and I live with them in a big white house. We have a beautiful garden in the backyard as well.

      1 month ago
  14. Michele

    As usual, I will be mindful of my water/electric usage, recycle, continue using cloth bags at grocery store and not plastic. I am grateful for our Mother Earth and enjoy her beauty.
    Happy World Meditation Day everyone!

    1 month ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Happy World Meditation Day to you too, Michele. I’ll be doing that this morning on the Soothing Pod App.

      1 month ago
  15. Laura

    I’ve made an effort recently to reduce my use of plastics and switched to powdered laundry detergent in a box and bar soap.

    1 month ago
    1. Yram

      I have made the switch to laundry sheets. I have so pleased.

      1 month ago
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