"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." -- Marshall McLuhan
I'm taking a little break** from blog-as-travelogue today to celebrate Earth Day.
Every year, on Earth Day, I make a personal commitment to doing . . . something . . . to show my commitment to the environment; to take responsibility for being part of the crew. These are small acts of green, sure. But my small acts of green turn into habits and change the way I live.
In the past, I've committed to composting, planting a tree every year, switching out my light bulbs, using cloth diapers, organic gardening, recycling, using more native plants in my landscape, feeding the birds, growing my own herbs, attracting bees to my garden. Things like that.
This year? Tom and I signed up for a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share. We're committing to the "eating local" movement as much as we can. We're really excited to be part of the Eater's Guild CSA in Bangor, Michigan -- and we're looking forward to picking up our weekly shares, beginning next month.
**The photos in my blog post today are from Claude Monet's garden at Giverny in France. I'll do a post on that incredible place next week. In the meantime, if the beauty of Monet's garden can't inspire us to make a commitment to the Earth, I don't know what can!