Here's my message to my neighborhood for Spring 07. Happy pi day - 3.14 Albert
Winds of change, seeds of Spring, new local projects being created before my eyes – it's suddenly a much more interesting world to me. For most of my life I have been waiting for a time when more progressive ideas would get a chance to be heard and my sense is, that time has begun. Whether it's looking at the children in the neighborhood and knowing that they'll someday mostly eat organic foods (possibly fruits and vegetables they grow themselves) or looking beyond our borders to countries and continents committing to large scale change to combat global warming, it feels like our world is headed for rapid, positive change.
I've been dreaming of this time for so long I almost can't believe it's here. After pushing back, it's hard to realize that the ideals I hold dear like kindness, community, creative expression, liberation and care of the environment might be growing in our society. For example, the work of my fellow board members deserves great celebration. Coming up this spring: The Village Building Convergence; nature-scaping workshops and I'm noticing a definite trend of people exchanging their lawns for landscapes and edible gardens.
If you have an ounce of energy to give to our fantastic neighborhood, an environmental or political cause, now's the time to get involved. All efforts are welcome – every action – from saying hello to a stranger at the bus stop, planting trees everywhere, slowing down on our streets to joining our neighborhood association – all are steps towards a greater good - happy spring!