Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sustainability

I joined with the North Country Sustainability Center. 
I truly believe that the center and the people involved are headed in such a positive direction.  They are trying to help others learn and carry on a lot of the lost knowledge of our ancestors.  There are so many talents that have been passed down from generation to generation, but so much more has been forgotten, lost or changed.  It’s a shame that in our busy and hurried lives, we have let such important history slip away. 
Did anyone ever teach you how to grow a garden, raise your own food, sew or make your own clothes? Do you know how to make your own soap and cleaning products, or treat simple medical issues without drugs? Has anyone ever shown you how to identify plants that are safe or not so safe. Do you know what berries are safe to eat and which ones could make you quite sick? We feel that all of these are important bits of knowledge. 

Our ancestors did so much in their lives with so little.  They got by without being materialistic. They used what they had, to do what they needed to do.  This was all out of necessity in most cases, but it spurred a way of thinking that helped people help themselves.  We have lost so much of that and we would do well to get it back.  Help us in a movement that will change the world for the better. We don’t need to give up our technologically advanced way of life to learn some skills that boost our sustainability.
Take a look around the North Country Sustainability Center website to understand the mission that has been put in motion.  http://www.northcountrysustain.org/

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