Do you ever feel like you have to stop writing for a moment and do some more learning? That’s where I am this week. As I spend an increasing amount of time becoming a part of my community and working toward its sustainability – as well as our own personal financial stability – I’ve spent a good deal of time reading and learning about how to do it.
I’ll resurface soon, but wanted to explain my decrease in posts this week. Just like that owl, my head is spinning!
Here Are Some Interesting Reads…
1. Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy, by Lyle Estill. I needed a good, easy read about sustainability, and this fit the bill perfectly. It’s full of inspiring tidbits about one community’s attempts at creating a local economy, and it’s fun to read. (Note: since it reads so quickly, I recommend checking it out at the library rather than purchasing it.) From here I plan to move on to more reading about local economies, so if anyone has any recommendations please let me know!!
2. Kirk sent me an interesting article on Dot Earth this week about “Generation E”: “for energy and the environment.” Andrew C. Revkin feels the new generation of “young people around the world whose actions, or inaction, could well spell the difference between an accelerated transition to a world with abundant, renewable, non-polluting energy options and business as usual.”
What do you think, youngsters? Is this true? What about Generation G, or One Green Generation (instead of X,Y,Z, and E), where we all come together, young and older, rich and poorer, from around the world??! Do you think that’s possible?
3. Speaking of Keeping Your Costs Down, The Wisdom Journal has some good, quick ideas for what to do in the midst of our current Recession and credit crisis. First, what to do right now. Then, what to do over the next ten years. What else have you been reading that has helped you figure out your finances?
If you haven’t made bread before, the No Knead Bread is the one to try (Matt wrote about the original version here). If I can do it, you can do it, because I am most definitely not a baker! We haven’t tried the whole wheat version yet – if you try it, let me know how it goes!
5. The rest of the stuff I’ve been reading is less interesting and quick, but maybe I’ll find a way to incorporate them into later posts. So… #5… what interesting things have you been reading this week??