Chelsea caved on bananas; she swore not to eat anything that destroyed the Earth, but… change takes time, effort, commitment, and sacrifice. However, it also gives us pride. In this month’s conversation, we discussed how we disrupt our daily lives, habits and comfort to make and then maintain the changes necessary to support our Earth.

There is growing, if sometimes unwilling, awareness that we must make radical lifestyle changes in order to reverse our ecological crises. While making many small changes are important, they simply are just not enough. Fundamental change occurs when we think about what we are supporting with each of our actions: what we eat, where our food comes from, what clothes we wear. What are the consequences for the life systems of the Earth? Indigenous peoples, being close to the Earth, do this naturally. For us, until it becomes natural, we have to deliberately think about it. One term for this is conscious consumerism. It is an antidote to our human tendency to do what is convenient, to not question what is put before us.

Please Join Us for Our Next Conservation Conversation

Our monthly Conservation Conversations are an important part of supporting and growing our community as we move forward through this pivotal time for life on Earth. Please join us Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm MT (5:00 Pacific; 8:00 Eastern) as we work toward becoming a committed and supportive community of all beings. All are welcome. The cost is free, but advance registration is required. Registration will be open July 25th.

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