Our Environmental Footprint

March 25, 2006

Greetings! If this is your first time visiting this blog, feel free to scroll down to read the introduction and the directions for posting a comment (if you don’t already know how to post comments).

This will be a short post, but I just wanted to share with my readers www.myfootprint.org where you can go to calculate an estimate of your environmental footprint — that is, the impact that you have on the environment. As our church goes through the Green Sanctuary program, we are encouraging folks to try this out in order to get a sense of those things that contribute to using the world’s resources and to see where you are at on that.

Don’t be discouraged if you get a really high score. Just think of it as a way to see those areas where you can improve and remember that no matter where you are at, there are lots of folks who score much higher. We do what we can, stretching ourselves, but also remembering that we can’t do it all.

I hope to eventually compile a list of websites and books that people can look to should they be interested looking at sustainability issues and simplicity issues …How can we live more simple, more full lives with less “stuff.” More to come on that soon.

That’s all for today. Much peace. Elizabeth