BY: Catherine Stenberg
I hold value in the beauty that exists on this planet. I love the flowers that sprout from the soil. I love the sound of crickets while my eyes chase lightning bugs. I love the rabbit that I always run into when I’m drunk and decide to take a walk around the block. I love the people that make me feel warm in my heart when it’s freezing outside. I love breathing deeply in the woods. I love nature. Sustainability is a passion of mine. I want to strive towards being as least wasteful as I possibly can in every area of my life, even with my energy. Even further into my thoughts, I believe that humans have crossed the line of being one with the environment and have created this species hierarchy while blindly destroying the planet. I believe in order to heal the damage that has been done, that humans need to not just cut back in their lifestyles to what is acceptable, but to cut back to a minimal state of consumption and waste production. I believe in striving towards a more regenerative lifestyle. In order to practice a regenerative lifestyle one must also practice mindfulness. Be mindful of all that you do, think, feel, express, know, and are. Really try to understand everything. It isn’t easy, but the more you know, the more you can help.