Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

Chief Seattle

People are worried and discouraged about the health of our planet. But I see this collective heavy heart as something positive. People are thinking and talking and figuring better ways, more efficient ways, to live. I hear it not just in my circles, but in larger parts of the population all the time. Businesses are now based on making the things the population want available. The power of the individual is good. A whole united force of individuals are what makes revolutions, evolutions.

To help with individual focus, I wrote a series of “Good Habits Challenges” for Sustainable Shepherdstown a few years ago. They are simple ideas, one each month, to live more sustainably. I’m revisiting and expanding on them in this blog.

I envision this blog being a forum to share ideas. I am the first contributor, but hope others might share eventually.

-laurel