Journey to a sustainable future

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


March 2012

Hi!  My name is Emily.  I live in Florida with my husband and toddler daughter; though I'd rather be living in Oregon or Vermont with my husband and toddler daughter. 

I want to live a genuine life--a life that mirrors my true priorities.  I want people to look at my house, my yard, my activies, my possessions, and ME, and see a woman of Grace who cherishes her family and cares passionately about Earth's ecology.

I wholeheartedly agree with the principles of the Deep Ecology Platform, specifically that
"Humans have no right to reduce this richness and diversity [of the Earth] except to satisfy vital needs" and "Those who subscribe to the foregoing points have an obligation directly or indirectly to participate in the attempt to implement the necessary changes."

My journey to this sustainable dream includes small dwelling and deep living.  It means cultivating contentedness, redefining "enough," exploring the outdoors with my daughter, putting people before things, saying NO to the culture of consumerism, and reducing our family's ecological footprint.  It means finding the inherent joy in the statement "less stuff; more life!"  It means having time to enjoy my daughter and learn together.

It means that my husband and I are trying to create in our home the world we would like to see.

Come journey with us!
October 2011, in Colorado

1 comment:

  1. Hi Em, very thought provoking. I look forward to future posts. love, GG