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Caring for Creation

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One of the saints of the environmental “movement” in Canada is Dr. David Suzuki.

In a recent blog posting he tells some of his personal story, being a child of the Great Depression of the 1930’s and how that affected his worldview.

Suzuki also reflects on the culture of consumerism, and how it has come about. This is a blog post that I found affirming of my personal decisions to care for creation.

https://davidsuzuki.org/story/consumer-society-no-longer-serves-needs

 

Advent Joy

Joy in Advent

Where are we to find JOY in our lives during this season of Advent, 2012?

Guaranteed it will not be through purchasing more “stuff”. However, if you would like to read an articulate rant about “stuff”, here’s what George Monbiot has written in The Guardian:

http://m.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/10/on-12th-day-christmas-present-junk

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men,

but from doing something worthwhile.”

Wilfred T. Grenfell

Posted December 14, 2012 by allanbaker in Economics, Environment

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