Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

MARCH: First Sign of Spring

Monday, March 1st, 2021

On our walk this morning, my husband and I spotted the first green shoots of crocuses. Yippee!

Here’s a lineup for March so far:

Stanley Fink’s Poem on trash entitled “Sacred Duty”:

 

       March 8, 2021

 

Nicole Bond’s Delicious Olive Bread recipe from her book: Paleo Harvest

 

St. Patrick’s Day (17th)  followed by my March Zoom Cooking Class (19th) with the topic of Eating “Green”: Land & Sea Veggies (Link coming soon!)

 

 

Review of Green Buddhism by Stephanie Kaza and possibly one more book.

March can be very cold and windy, but we know that Spring is on its way and hopefully fewer and fewer people contracting the COVID 19 virus.  Stay Safe and watch for crocuses!

 

March is also National Nutrition Month so I will post some Nutritional Bytes.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a theme I like: In March, the Academy focuses attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month®. This year’s theme, Personalize Your Plate, promotes creating nutritious meals to meet individuals’ cultural and personal food preferences.

I offer nutritional services with the idea of developing a P.E.P. (Personal Eating Plan). If interested please contact me at: menupause.info@gmail.com.

Healthy food selection. Shopping bag full of fresh vegetables and fruits. Flat lay food on table

 

 

P.S. I just received a petition that cannot wait until Earth Day. Please read & sign:

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This is unbelievable. Giant fossil fuel companies are using an obscure international treaty to sue our countries for billions of dollars for shutting down coal plants and oil rigs. But insiders say that with a million voices, we can help fuel an almighty revolt by powerful countries at a critical meeting next week. Sign now with one click to stop this toxic treaty and tell everyone!
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Dear friends,

This is outrageous — just as many countries are finally acting to stop climate change and protect the planet, fossil fuel giants are suing governments for billions.

It all happens because of a powerful international treaty that almost no one has heard of: the Energy Charter Treaty.

It was designed to encourage energy companies to invest in developing economies, but now it’s being weaponised to sue countries when they try to shut down toxic coal plants and oil rigs — wrecking our transition to 100% clean energy. Companies have already won over $50 Billion from taxpayer funds — and more and more countries are still getting caught in the trap.

But finally there’s a plan to scrap it. Italy has already withdrawn, and now France, Spain and others are calling for the treaty to go. If we champion their call with a 1-million strong petition, it could fuel a major revolt at critical negotiations next week. This is our chance to make sure no one is sued for acting on climate change. Sign now with one click:

To world governments and all signatories to the Energy Charter Treaty:

As world citizens, we call on you to pull out of the Energy Charter Treaty and stop its expansion to other countries. The treaty is incompatible with the Paris Climate Agreement, and it allows coal, oil and gas corporations to obstruct our transition to a clean energy future. It’s time to disarm fossil fuel firms now, so they can no longer impede urgent climate action and put their interest above our public health and security.

SIGN NOW

This terrible treaty is basically the exact opposite of the Paris Climate Agreement. It punishes governments for moving off fossil fuels, and keeps us marching into a deadly future of drowning cities, wildfires, and a catastrophic loss of life.

Take Italy: When it banned oil drilling off its coast, a British company sued the government for almost $300 million — nine times more than the company had even invested. That’s precious tax money that could otherwise have been used for renewable energy, schools, or hospitals.

And so no matter where you are in the world, this treaty affects you. To beat climate change, we need a huge global transition to green energy — but if some countries are being held back, the entire global effort is sabotaged.

Insiders from opposing countries tell us that strong public support could tip the balance ahead of a critical meeting in days, and get a critical mass of countries to quit the treaty. So let’s make it happen — sign now and Avaaz will deliver our voices directly to key leaders, and with an ad in one of Europe’s top media outlets:

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Climate change is the fight of our lives. But there’s now so much momentum on our side — and bit by bit our movement is dismantling the systems that are pushing our planet to the edge. The actions we take today will echo through generations to come. For our children, for the forests, the oceans, and everything we care about, we can’t stop now, and we won’t.

With hope and determination,

Marie, Martyna, Pascal, Luis, Mike, Anneke, Alice, Patricia, Mario, Nick, Daniel, and the entire Avaaz team

The Red Bud Tree by Mary Lou Meyers

Sunday, May 31st, 2020
While April was National Poetry Month, I never tire of posting poetry on my website. Here is one for enjoying the trees blooming in spring. Thanx again to Mary Lou for the poem and her daughter for the photo. A lovely message for the end of a difficult month!
The Red Bud Tree
It stands next to a Man-Made cabin,
bartering for space
so the instruments of Life that govern its growth
are not deterred and turned
into a chase for light,
but  all-consuming blooms.
It opens up a world closed down for me
but gathered up by rain water,
pumping through vibrant springs of relief.
The creek beyond showering blessings
when we build up the Man-Made dam,
with a pipe lightening our loads,
entering the dead pond, now living again
creating a magic spell here and beyond;
awareness drawn with
splashes of color everywhere with the return
of water ducks and mallards;
the fish can breathe again with ease.
Nature and Humankind existing in harmony.