Maybe I am an idealist, maybe just a dreamer, but I’d love to think we, in this generation, could leave the world a little better place for our children. Whether it is through the environment, through a legacy of love, or even better, both, here I stand with my prayer. My middle daughter is an Environmental Scientist and my husband is in the oil industry, so we have the proverbial oil and water at our house all the time. Living in Houston is a constant struggle for balance, knowing we need both to be more energy efficient, live more cleanly, and yet still we have a need for individual and convenient transportation in a spread-out town such as this.
A few weeks ago, in response to my email on going “green”, my daughter had one comment: “Everybody just needs to get their own jar” meaning we need to stop drinking all those individual plastic convenient water bottles, and fill up a drinking cup with water and take it with us. I like that concept, and am headed to the kitchen to find a Mason jar for the H2O this day, and say, “No, thanks, little Evian. I have my own.”
If you are interested in looking at a few blogs that focus on this topic, here is my short list:
· Cleantech Blog – Commentary on technologies, news, and issues relating to next generation energy and the environment.
· Earth Meanders – Earth essays placing environmental sustainability within the context of other contemporary issues.
· The Future is Green – Thoughts on the coming of a society that is in balance with nature.
· Haute*Nature – Ecologically based creative ideas, art & green products for your children, home and lifestyle, blending style with sustainability.
· The Nature Writers of Texas – The best nature writing from the newspaper, magazine, blog and book authors of the Lone Star State.
Baby Clifford update
Thank you so much for continuing to pray for C.J. He needs prayers specifically for less pain these next few days, if you will. It is so hard to see a baby who doesn’t understand why he hurts, hurt. So his family could use some comfort as well. I got “clearance” to post two of my favorite pictures of this sweet boy. The first is with his grandpa and namesake, and the second is when he was just two days old, his tiny hand extended, still worshipping his Creator!