Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise.
Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit.
The news that is foremost in nearly everyone’s mind right now is coronavirus. But these stories show that some good has come of this pandemic:
- A positive perspective on coronavirus: what if the virus is the medicine?
- The toilet paper shortage has a lot of people buying bidets, and that’s a good thing for the environment.
- Vietnam is following China’s lead in banning the trade and consumption of wildlife.
- Of all the shortages brought on by coronavirus, this is one we can get behind: New York City animal shelters have been emptied of pets looking for foster homes or adoption.
And in other inspiring news:
- Keas, a species of parrot native to New Zealand, have a knack for understanding probability.
- A new report from World Resources International shows how the United States could be carbon neutral by 2050.
- A new study shows evidence of what gardeners have known for years: working the soil can have a significant positive effect on our mood and mental health.
- If the previous article makes you want to get your hands dirty, here’s how you can turn your yard into an ecological oasis.
- Here’s an interesting look at the role psychology plays in conservation. In fact, studies are showing that the majority of American adults believe Climate Change is the most pressing issue of our time.