Love Earth Now (Paperback)
The Power of Doing One Thing Every Day
Mango, 9781633536258, 268pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 2018
How to combine environmentalism and spirituality to attain a state of eco-mindfulness and sustainable living
What can you do for the environment? Do you find yourself wondering what on Earth you can do about the very serious environmental challenges we face on our planet today? Do you worry there's nothing any one person can do that will make a difference? Most people say that they would like to do something to make the world a better place, but they just don't believe they have the time, energy, money or power to do anything that will make a real difference. Are you willing to devote 20 minutes a week to find out? Environmental activist Cheryl Leutjen has the planet's back and is betting you do too. Her powerful book of inspired ideas and eco-mindfulness calls upon us all to Love Earth Now.
Conservation and sustainable living: Love Earth Now invites us to explore our own thoughts, feelings and to check in with internal guidance about the waste and negative environment impacts we see on a daily basis. While most of us can't stop the Arctic icepack from melting, we can decide to make better choices like less packaging with our purchases, walking more and driving less, planting organic veggies in the front yard instead of a water-wasting lawn, and even going as green as possible at work and at home. Does your office lack a recycling and composting program? Do the research and start one yourself Each chapter concludes with a "Diving In" section, a simple and immediate exercise, much like a guided meditation, to prompt us toward out own sustainable solutions.
Practice Eco-mindfulness: Eco-mindfulness moments provide the opportunity to reflect and discover that one thing we can do to make a difference today and for all our tomorrows. Author Cheryl Leutjen's book of planetary self-help and eco-mindfulness is a deeply thoughtful and lucid look at the state of our "big blue marble," our beautiful earth. It's also a sourcebook of direct actions ─ large and small ─ we can all take to ensure our children and their children's children have a healthy future on this planet. Drawing from her experiences as an engineering geologist, environmental law attorney, small shop owner, and mindfulness practitioner, Cheryl also reminds us about the importance of simplicity. She points out how all our possessions and the constant shopping are no better for us than they are for the planet itself. They contribute to landfills and create a tech-tethered society that is increasingly isolated. Both helpful and hopeful, Love Earth Now is brimming with creative suggestions we can all try that will get us closer to a sustainable lifestyle, one day at a time.
What You'll Learn Inside:
- Discover your own path to living more earth-conscientiously
- How to practice mindfulness exercises to help you discover your own eco-mindfulness
- Discover what you have the time, talents and resources to do to care for Earth
- Practice ways to process the news of extinctions, changing climate and environmental devastations in the world
- Discover how to demonstrate your commitment to a more verdant, healthy, peaceful planet without making yourself crazy