Turkey, football, Black Friday, food, family get-together are the hallmarks of Thanksgiving. My hope is that my fellow beings also include being thankful to Mother Earth during this season. Here are some tips on how we can express our appreciation to Mother Earth:
1)Do not participate on Black Friday. Instead of buying new things for gifts, I challenge you to create, recycle, upcycle or give the greenest of them all – time. If you must purchase things then practice eco-friendly shopping and use your own eco-friendly bags.
2)Use real utensils & plates or recyclable ones. Practice one plastic material (even if recyclable) per person for the day.
3)Compost discarded foods. For info on how to start composting and info on what can be composted: http://www.earthmachine.com/how_to_compost.html
4)Purchase local, organic (if you can) and sustainable produce.
5)Do not purchase bottled water; use filtered water instead with home filtration units.
‘Namaste’ which means: “I honor the place within you where the entire Universe resides; I honor the place within you of love, of light, of truth, of peace; I honor the place within you, where, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.” — Mahatma Gandhi
The actions that each individual takes at home affects the entire world as we are one. As our world cries for sustainability, the more we need to show our gratitude to one another as brothers and sisters, as caretakers of our Mother Earth. Namaste.