Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspirations for Earth Day 2014

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Quote du Jour
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 
              ~ Native American proverb

Oddly enough, the overriding sensation I got looking at the earth was, my god, that little thing is so fragile out there.
              ~ Mike Collins
                 Astronaut, Apollo 11


Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. 
           ~ Albert Einstein a WWll veteran, all I hope is that the sacrifices that were made in WWll, before and since, that the younger generation will take to heart what was done and the sacrifices that were made and the environmental degradation and all that was inflicted on the earth in hope that all of this was not in make a better world
            ~ my dad, Russell Wikander

Always leave a place better than you found it. ~ A family value

A tremendous sense of empowerment
A plant-based life contributes to a healthy planet
Besides being delicious, surprise! We had a sharp reduction in garbage when we switched to a plant-based diet. Slowly, we realized that the garbage can we set out every week was always nearly empty. We've composted food scraps for years. Now, without being aware of it, we reduced our carbon footprint! 

This single action - switching from meat and dairy to only plant-based food - is the most important change we've made to help our environment, our world, our earth.

My husband with our teensy garbage can.
Even this small size is never full. It's our 
recycling can that fills up!
What a beautiful world!


  1. Love all those quotes, especielly the one from Sir. Sure do miss him.

  2. Me, too. He was an environmentalist before such a word was coined.
    (He loved coins, too! )