A sustainable lifestyle leads to positive changes not just for the individual, but for society as a whole. And cultivating this type of living increases its positive results exponentially; the neighborhood, the state, the country, and the world.
In Southeastern Massachusetts, a growing number of people embrace sustainability, and we are happy to share their stories and best practices; practices that illustrate how to make the small changes needed to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our planet’s health. Once we incorporate these actions into our own lives, we can share what we’ve learned with neighbors and friends, and then they can share said practices with their family and friends, and so on and so on and so on.
On these recycled pages you’ll find stories that will inspire you to take action. How we grow, raise, and ultimately eat food plays a powerful role in nurturing our Earth. Learning how to take the first steps or add to an already solid repertoire of skills is beneficial to ourselves and those all around us. It also promotes positive behaviors that can be admired and copied. Those highlighted in this issue are walking the walk, and we are the better for it.
Embracing these practices enables us to do something today. If we waited for the “right time” or for our government to take the lead, we’d be waiting for a fair piece… and we do not have time to wait. We must take the bull by the horns and do what is in our capacity to do to save our planet. We need to become the United States instead of the Divided States. And, just a hunch, we believe we all want our planet to be healthy. We want to have a livable, thriving Earth for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the generations to come.
Terry Vandewater, Assistant Editor
Laurie Hepworth & Michael Hart