“Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.” —Margaret Wheatley
The environmental movement has taught us a great deal about how everyday lifestyles and behaviors can have an impact on the quality of life on our planet. The types of transportation we use, how we heat or cool our homes, the types of clothes we wear and the food we eat all affect our quality of life. As global citizens we need to adopt environmentally responsible behaviors in the ways we live. We must consider the materials and energy we use, the cleanliness of water and air, habitat and land, flora and fauna, place, construction, settlement, emission and waste.
As we become more conscious of how central food is to our health, it draws our attention to the importance of food security. If we want to know how our food is produced, how it is harvested and handled, and how far it travels, this is best done through local production. If we want to be educated about the effects of diet and keep our health in our own hands, this is within the capacity of our local community.
Our way of producing and relating to food integrates many of the elements that are key to satisfaction. Supporting local producers and markets does our part to solve the energy problem caused by transportation of food.
Circles currently forming (If you would like to join a circle, click the contact to send an email request.)
Cathedral of St. Paul (Episcopal), contact Cathleen Bascom
Grannies for a Livable Future, contact Barbara Schlachter
IA River Friends, contact Mel Schlachter
Indian Creek Nature Center, contact Jan Aiels
Indian Creek Nature Center, contact Jean Wiedenhelft
Living Water UMC, contact Lisa D. Schroeder
Matthew 25, contact Jerry Oakland
Metro Catholic Outreach, contact Christin Tomy or Barb Kane
Solstead, contact Tim McCoy
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chuch, contact Linda Manatt
St. Timothy’s of Cedar Falls, contact Linda Butler
Trees Forever, contact Joann McNiel
Unity Center, contact Jan Griffith